Willamette Valley Medical Center Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospital
February 23, 2015 — Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, OR today announced it has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.
The study and announcement of the 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including Willamette Valley Medical Center, highlights top performing hospitals as determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX™. The annual INDEX study is the industry’s most comprehensive rating system of hospitals and the results recognize the top performing hospitals – measuring them across 62 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information and study findings can be found at www.iVantageINDEX.com.
“Willamette Valley Medical Center is proud to be recognized as a HEALTHSTRONG Hospital. We place a tremendous emphasis on quality, performance and satisfaction, and this recognition is a great affirmation that our efforts are making a difference to the hospital and the local community that we serve. I am delighted to be able to celebrate this award with our physicians, staff and community,” said Peter Hofstetter, CEO.
“iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new healthcare by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making,” said Araby Thornewill, president of iVantage Health Analytics. “As the industry continues to evolve toward value-based delivery models, the Hospital Strength INDEX provides a unique perspective into how hospitals are responding to unprecedented change as well as advancing toward the ultimate goal of higher quality care at lower cost.”
About Willamette Valley Medical Center
Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is an 88-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital employs more than 400 people at its current modern facility, which was built in 1996. Nationally recognized for its quality of care, WVMC is one of only 147 hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for four consecutive years by The Joint Commission. WVMC features a 24-hour Emergency Department with round-the-clock imaging and laboratory services, the Joint Replacement Institute, a Critical Care Unit and a Senior Behavioral Health Services unit. WVMC also provides a host of other services including a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Breast Center, and Therapy Services. In addition, the hospital offers specialty services in the H. R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center and the Wound Care Center. For more information, visit www.WVMCweb.com
About Capella Healthcare
Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 14 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit the website at www.CapellaHealthcare.com
About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare. For more visit, www.ivantagehealth.com.