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.

Leapfrog Grade A

Congratulations to our entire staff for ranking among the top hospitals in America!

Healthgrade Awards

Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Services

North Vista Hospital received its accreditation from the American College of Radiology for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound and Computed Tomography (CT). 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.

North Vista Hospital amongst the top rated hospitals in the valley with a 3 Star* rating.
*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.