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Reno, Nevada (July 8, 2022) – Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the third year in a row that Saint Mary’s received this honor, becoming the only Nevada hospital to be recognized in the Large Community Hospital division and the only hospital in Northern Nevada to make it onto the list altogether.

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“Saint Mary’s is incredibly proud of our amazing team of committed nurses, physicians, and staff members who have provided the high-quality care that has earned us this recognition for an impressive three consecutive years,” said Tiffany Coury, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network.  “It is a privilege to be a trusted source for care in our community, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the highest-rated acute care hospitals in the nation.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates Saint Mary’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components, all weighted equally with other ranking measures:

  1. assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care
  2. identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs
  3. focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress.

Acknowledged as a Top Health System, Prime Healthcare features 8 member-hospitals on the 2022 100 Top Hospitals list, a figure that brings their total 100 Top Hospitals recognition count to 66. For more information, including access to the full list, please visit the following link.