The Joint Commission

Gold Seal Quality

Willamette Valley Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The focus is on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations.

The Joint Commission’s comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization’s compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements. The Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Willamette Valley Medical Center staff and physicians are committed to providing the best possible patient care, combining best practices, advanced technology, patient safety and customer service. If you have any concerns please call the hospital at 503.472.6131 and ask to speak to the Quality Department.

‘Top Performer’ on Key Quality Measures

TJC_generic-key-with-words-2015Willamette Valley Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for: Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Stroke, and Perinatal Care

WVMC is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. Furthermore, WVMC is one of only 117 hospitals in the United States to earn Top Performer distinction for the fifth consecutive year.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Willamette Valley Medical Center is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Peter Hofstetter, CEO. “WVMC is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit  Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.

“2015 Healthstrong TOP HOSPITAL”

INDEX Award Logo 1000px PNGWillamette Valley Medical Center was named one of the nation’s TOP 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

“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.”