1 of 2 Contacts: Rick Plummer MountainView Hospital (702) 255-5056 Scott Shapiro HealthGrades (303) 716-6584 email@example.com MountainView Hospital Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Women’s Health Services LAS VEGAS, NV (September 6, 2005) – MountainView Hospital announced today that it is the recipient of the HealthGrades 2005 Women’s Health Excellence Award ™ and the 2005 Maternity Care Excellence Award ™, the only hospital in Nevada to receive both designations, and the only 5-Star rated hospital in Nevada in Women’s Health. A representative from HealthGrades will be in Las Vegas to present MountainView with the awards. When: September 6th, 2005 -12 noon Where: Main Lobby, MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way The HealthGrades Women’s Health ratings are based upon outcomes in maternity care and the following six procedures/diagnoses for each hospital’s female patients: coronary artery, bypass graft surgery (CABG), valve replacement surgery, coronary interventional procedures (PCI), heart attack, heart failure, & stroke Hospitals had to have an overall rating from each area to be considered. The 2005 HealthGrades ratings for maternity care are based on the following criteria: in- hospital complication rates associated with caesarean sections, vaginal deliveries and patient choice caesarean sections; in-hospital volume; neonatal mortality, and elective primary cesarean section complication rates. “Our team strives to provide the highest quality and best care possible to our female patients,” said Cynthia Speer, MountainView Director of Women’s Services. “Acknowledgement from an independent party such as HealthGrades validates the work our physicians, nurses, technicians and other staff put into quality care day-in and day- out.” 2 of 2 “HealthGrades assesses hospital quality and publishes hospital ratings annually,” explained Sarah Loughran, HealthGrades Executive Vice President. “Public reporting is an effective tool that can be used to improve the quality of healthcare in America. Additionally, women can use this information to make informed decisions regarding where to receive healthcare. It is very important for women and their families in the Las Vegas community to be aware of this information, and the outstanding clinical quality ratings earned by MountainView Hospital.” Loughran added. The complete women’s health and maternity care ratings are published, free of charge, on the HealthGrades Web site, www.healthgrades.com. Ratings for 28 other medical procedures and diagnoses – including cardiac, pulmonary, vascular, stroke, orthopedics, critical care and gastrointestinal services are also available on the HealthGrades Web site. # # # About MountainView Hospital MountainView Hospital, which opened in 1996, is a 235-bed hospital that’s easily accessible off of U.S. 95 and Cheyenne. The 280,000 square foot facility has 970 employees, and more than 1,100 physicians on medical staff, representing 36 medical specialties. About HealthGrades Health Grades, Inc. (NASDAQ: HGRD) evaluates the quality of hospitals, physicians and nursing homes for millions of consumers and hundreds of the nation’s largest hospitals, health plans, insurance companies and employers. Through its consumer Web site, HealthGrades provides its award-winning ratings and profiles of hospitals, physicians and nursing homes to more than 3 million individuals each month. More information about the company can be found at www.healthgrades.com.