West Valley Medical Center is one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries in 2021 according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care.

“We have an incredible team of surgeons and staff who consistently provide exceptional care to patients. Our team utilizes state of the art surgical robotics that contributes to faster recovery time, smaller incisions and shorter hospital stays among other benefits for our patients,” said Betsy Hunsicker, West Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer.

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America's 100 Best Hosptials for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

Healthgrades also recognized West Valley for the following clinical achievements:

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety
  • Orthopedics
    • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2021
  • Prostate Surgery
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery in 2021
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2021

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.