Mountain View Hospital
January 17, 2019

PAYSON, UT (Jan 11, 2019) – Mountain View Hospital is 5-star rated for Spinal Fusion and Knee Replacement outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Spinal fusion award

This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.*

Knee replacement award

A 5-star rating indicates that Mountain View Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

In response to the awards, Mountain View Hospital CEO, Kevin Johnson said, “We are pleased to have received the knee replacement award for the second year in a row and the spinal fusion award for the first time. These awards are based upon multiple years of data and both demonstrate our long-term commitment to quality and just how hard our physicians and hospital staff work to provide the best possible outcomes.”

Mountain View Hospital was also recognized by Healthgrades for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2019
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
    (Patient Safety Awards for 2019 have yet to be announced.)

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “These 5-star ratings showcase the expertise and commitment of MountainView Hospital to their patients.”

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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.