Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno was named recently to the newest Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. It marks the second time Saint Mary’s has been recognized “as one of the top-performing medium community hospitals in the U.S.,” according to a May 5 press release. It’s the only acute care hospital in Nevada to receive the recognition. “Saint Mary’s is extremely honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for the care we deliver, and we salute the other organizations that were also recognized,” Tiffany Coury, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network, said in a statement. “Our sincere gratitude and congratulations go out to our amazingly dedicated team of nurses, physicians and other staff that provide this high-quality care to our community.” To compile the list, IBM Watson Health evaluated 2,675 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S.
“The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health,” according to the press release. “IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.” The 2021 list was published on April 27 by Fortune. Go to 100tophospitals.com to view it. “We are proud of all of the hospitals, health systems and their dedicated clinicians and staff included among the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals,” Dr. Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Chief Health Equity Officer and Deputy Chief Health officer at IBM Watson Health, said in a statement. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation.
"They also recognize the importance of contributing to the health of their communities and we applaud them for their programs that help provide equitable quality care and address health disparities.”