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Sunrise Health Sytems Hospitals Earn 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(R)' Recognition from The Joint Commission

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Sunrise Health System, which is comprised of MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise hospitals, announced today that each has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise hospitals were recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2015 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2014 for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise are three of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

"The Sunrise Health Hospitals take great pride in achieving this distinction from The Joint Commission," said Todd Sklamberg, CEO, Sunrise and Sunrise Children's Hospital. "At Sunrise, our primary focus is always on the patient and providing high-quality care while enhancing the patient experience. These key quality measures have been a team effort involving every aspect of our facility."

"At MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise hospitals, we have made it a top priority to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes," said Adam Rudd, CEO at Southern Hills Hospital. "Southern Hills is proud to be named a Top Performer for five consecutive years. Along with our sister facilities, we want to thank our entire hospital staff for its knowledge, teamwork and dedication to continuous improvement and patient care."

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

"We understand what matters most to patients at MountainView Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive," said Chris Mowan, CEO, MountainView Hospital. "MountainView is proud to be named a Top Performer for four years as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff."

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

About Sunrise Health:

Sunrise Health is the most technologically advanced hospital network in the Southwest. Committed to providing the finest healthcare, Sunrise Health includes Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital, as well as outpatient diagnostic, imaging and surgical centers. Specialty services include a suite of the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies, advanced cardiovascular services, comprehensive neurological services, a designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute, The Breast Center at Sunrise, MountainView Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, the state's most comprehensive Children's Hospital and women's healthcare services and Las Vegas' first network of certified Stroke Centers and Accredited Chest Pain Centers. For more information on Sunrise Health, visit SunriseHealthInfo.com.

CONTACT: Jennifer McDonnell Vice President, Marketing & Communications MountainView Hospital 702.562.5633 office Jennifer.McDonnell@HCAHealthcare.com

Source:Sunrise Health