We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has recognized Willamette Valley Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Willamette Valley Medical Center has been recognized for its excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions and is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction as a 2013 Top Performer. To further that distinction, this is Willamette Valley Medical Center’s fourth consecutive year winning the award making them one of only 147 hospitals to achieve such elitism in quality care.

Willamette Valley Medical Center has been recognized for its achievement on the following accountability measure sets: pneumonia and surgical care. “At Willamette Valley Medical Center, we have made it a top priority to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes,” said Peter Hofstetter, CEO, Willamette Valley Medical Center. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer and thank our entire hospital staff for its knowledge, teamwork and dedication to improve Willamette Valley Medical Center’s performance.”

Please visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx. for more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria.

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.

About Capella Healthcare

WVMC is a part of Capella Healthcare, which 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 13 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six 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 www.CapellaHealthcare.com