Accreditation & Awards
North Vista Hospital is continually prepared for surveys in order to ensure
compliance with the highest levels of quality care and patient safety
standards as set by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), CMS (Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services), the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
and many other regulatory, licensing and accrediting agencies.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
North Vista Hospital received its chest pain accreditation in December,
2015. We used the Society’s accreditation process improvement tools
to bridge gaps and integrate evidence-based science, quality initiatives,
clinical best-practices, and the latest ACC/AHA guidelines into our cardiovascular
care processes for acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and/or atrial
Accredited in Nuclear Medicine
North Vista hospital received its accreditation from the American College
of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Services. The Philips BrightView 2013 for
Planar, Nuclear Cardiology was accredited beginning September 1, 2016
through September 1, 2019. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents
the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) purpose is
to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality
care for its beneficiaries. CMS’s hospital survey process is part
of the hospital provider’s agreement for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
CMS develops Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Conditions for Coverage
(CfCs), which health care organizations must meet in order to begin and
continue participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These minimum
health and safety standards are the foundation for improving quality and
protecting the health and safety of beneficiaries.
Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
DNV Healthcare offers hospital accreditation approved by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Annual deemed status surveys are
an essential component of hospital accreditation through DNV. North Vista
Hospital has been accredited by DNV since July 2009.
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) was established in 1864 and is an independent
foundation with a purpose to safeguard life, property and the environment.
Increasing patient safety and reducing errors in healthcare is an important
part of that purpose. DNV employs a highly collaborative survey process
that encourages innovation and does not force hospitals to accept a generic
template for patient safety goals. DNV utilizes the NIAHO standards, which
is designed from the ground up to drive quality transformation into the
core processes of running a hospital. NIAHO helps healthcare organizations
meet their national accreditation obligations and achieve ISO 9001 compliance
in the same seamless program. DNV surveys are conducted annually.
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) promotes the
health and well-being of Nevadans through the delivery or facilitation
of essential services to ensure families are strengthened, public health
is protected, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
The purpose of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons is to advance
the art and science of bariatric surgery to its members. Additionally,
the society encourages its members to: pursue investigations in both the
clinic and the laboratory; interchange ideas, information and experience
pertaining to bariatric surgery; promote guidelines for ethical patient
selection and care, develop educational programs for physicians, paramedical
persons, and lay people; and to promote outcome studies and quality assurance.
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified
pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering
and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory
medicine. North Vista Hospital's main Laboratory and Arterial Blood
Gas (ABG) Laboratory are accredited by CAP.