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.
Leapfrog Grade A
Congratulations to our entire staff for ranking among the top hospitals
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Services
North Vista hospital received its accreditation from the American College
of Radiology, Ultrasound and Computer Tomography (CT). The Philips Brightview
2013 for Planar, Nuclear Cardiology was accredited beginning September
1, 2016 through September 1, 2019. The ACR gold seal of accreedidation
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.
Out of 13 hospitals in the valley, only 4 received a top rating of 2 stars*
and North Vista Hospital is one of them.
*The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) star rating.
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.
The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits
and certifies over 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the
United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized
nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s
commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Get with the Guidelines-Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s
hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with
the latest research-based guidelines. North Vista Hospital has received
the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the
hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive
the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based
guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.