Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center announced it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America's 250 Best Hospitals Award.

The distinction places the hospital in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide by Healthgrades.

Saint Mary's is the only hospital in Nevada to receive the distinction.

From 2015 to 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award had a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying on average, than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

“The Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital Award is a tool that consumers can use to identify the best hospitals for their care needs,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We commend recipient hospitals for showing their dedication to patients by delivering exceptional clinical outcomes.”

Alongside the award, Saint Mary's was recognized as one of America's top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery and spine surgery.

A full list of Saint Mary's awards can be found here:

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(Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center contributed to this report).