Accreditation & Awards

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 fibrillation patients.

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.