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North Las Vegas, NV, October 19, 2021 – North Vista Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare is 5-star rated for bariatric surgery outcomes for 12 years in a row (2011-2022) according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year,Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Healthgrades’ analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

“Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident that hospitals receiving a Healthgrades 5-star rating have demonstrated exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

“North Vista Hospital has been a five-star recipient for bariatric for twelve years in a row, recognized by Healthgrades for superior performance in bariatric surgery for eight years in a row, and rated among the top 5% of hospitals evaluation for bariatric surgery for 8 years in a row. These achievements distinguish North Vista Hospital as among an elite group of hospitals nationwide that meet the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care, said Vincenzo “Vince” Variale, Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to provide patients a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program.

North Vista Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2022
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

North Vista Hospital is a 177-bed, state of the art hospital located in North Las Vegas, Nevada serving the greater Las Vegas Valley since 1959. The hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare and is located at 1409 E. Lake Mead Boulevard. North Vista offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, North Vista is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. For more information, please visit or call (702) 649-7711.