Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) has been named one of the 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics.

“This is an amazing win for our amazing team and the community at large,” said Peter Hofstetter, Chief Executive Officer of WVMC. “Being the sole recipient of the designation within the state is a testament to the advanced, high quality care delivered by a team striving (and achieving) excellence every day. We will continue this trajectory and strive to enhance the overall health and wellness of our community, because you matter.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. The industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance in the nation, the INDEX, leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

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About Willamette Valley Medical Center
Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is an 60-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited 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 WillametteValleyMedical.com