Awards and Achievements

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System Awards And Achievements

Premier Health Earns System Magnet® Recognition

Premier Health has earned Magnet® recognition as a system from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are one of only 20 health care systems in the U.S. — and only the second in Ohio — to receive professional nursing’s highest honor. Research shows that Magnet-designated hospitals provide a safer environment with better outcomes for patients, such as fewer complications and injuries, lower mortality rates, and shorter stays.

As part of Premier Health’s first-ever system Magnet designation, Miami Valley Hospital has achieved its fourth Magnet designation since 2004. With its latest designation, the hospital joins an elite group of only 58 U.S. health care organizations – fewer than 1 percent of hospitals in the nation – to have earned four Magnet designations. Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center join 30 other hospitals in Ohio with Magnet status and only 481 Magnet-designated facilities in the world.

Boosalis Named To Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders List

Mary Boosalis, president and CEO, Premier Health, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders. The highly selective awards program, which recognizes female health care executives from across the country every two years, acknowledges executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models nationwide. In doing so, it highlights the continued need to nurture diversity in health care leadership.

The award recognized Boosalis’ leadership in delivering health care in innovative ways, including positioning Premier Health as the first health system in the Dayton region to offer care virtually, whereby people can access providers via video or phone chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2018, Premier Health also continued to expand its telehealth network, not only for strokes and other emergent cases but also for non-emergency care that allows residents in smaller, more rural areas to receive care closer to home.

Premier Health Earns Healthy Worksite Gold Award 

Premier Health has been recognized as the only Dayton-area health care employer to earn the Healthy Business Council of Ohio’s Gold Award for the organization’s healthy worksite practices for 2018. This award acknowledges Premier Health’s commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Premier Healthy Living, the employee wellness program, focuses on the wellness dimensions of nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, and overall lifestyle.

Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award

In 2017, the Greater Dayton Workplace Diversity Award was renamed to the Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award, honoring Premier Health, the award’s first winner. Premier Health was recognized as the gold standard for diversity in the workplace, a role model in the community, and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton have presented this award since 2006 to companies that foster an inclusive work environment in which all employees are inspired to contribute through different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

Healthiest Employers – Five Years In a Row (2014 - 2018)

Premier Health was named one of the top 16 healthiest employers in Dayton, as awarded by the Dayton Business Journal. Healthiest Employers is an awards program to recognize employers that proactively shape the health of their employees. The companies taking part have made a commitment to impact the health of their workplace.

2017 “Most Wired” List

The 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, named Premier Health to 2017’s Most Wired list for the health system’s efforts to simplify the interaction between patients and health care providers through advanced technology. In recent years, Premier Health has rolled out several “wired” applications, including telehealth in various applications such as e-visits and virtual visits, electronic medical records, and the MyChart app. Most Wired® hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics.

2017 Supplier Diversity Award, Supply Chain Management Excellence Award

The Supplier Diversity Award and the Supply Chain Management Excellence Award are recognitions from Vizient, the nation’s leader in health care supply chain procurement. The Supplier Diversity Award honors hospitals for promoting inclusion in their supply chain and accelerating economic growth in their local community through the engagement and empowerment of minority and women owned businesses. The Supply Chain Management Excellence Award is given to hospitals that significantly improve the ways in which they manage their distribution, logistics or inventory, thereby lowering costs and increasing internal customer satisfaction. This is the second consecutive year in which Premier Health has been honored with this award.

2017 South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium

Together with UC Health, TriHealth, Guy Brown, Mercy Health, Messer Construction, SFA Architects, Skanska USA Building, and Make It Plain Consulting, Premier Health presented this event that drew 350 CEOs, senior executives, supply chain management, and diversity managers from health care providers and their major suppliers, as well as minority and women business owners to increase diverse spend in the entire health care supply chain throughout the region. Since 2010, nearly $80 million in new contracts for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) suppliers have resulted from contacts made or advanced at the Symposium.

40 Under 40 Award

Premier Health employees Mike McKewen, Ryan Muhlenkamp, and Brian Schulze were awarded the Dayton Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award for 2019, which is determined largely by community service and professional accomplishments.

Atrium Medical Center Awards And Achievements

2019 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award

This award recognizes Atrium Medical Center for meeting the American Heart Association’s specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

2018 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award

This award recognizes an organization’s achievements in environmental stewardship. Fewer than 20 other Ohio hospitals/health systems have achieved this distinction.

2017 Warren County Community Services Inc. Fabric Of the Community Service Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that exhibits enthusiasm, integrity and perseverance beyond the ordinary to help fellow citizens, the community, and the world through selfless giving—be it talent, time or money. Atrium Medical Center was the inaugural 2017 Fabric of the Community Service Award winner.

2017 United Way Of Greater Cincinnati Heart Of the Community Award

United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Middletown chapter presented Atrium Medical Center a “Heart of the Community” award recognizing the hospital’s fundraising efforts for the charity’s annual campaign.

Miami University Regionals Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award (2017, 2019)

The award is given to a Miami University nursing program alumnus who is currently engaged in practice and provides distinguished service to the community in a way that enhances the visibility of nursing as a profession. Tina Gregory, Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center nurse manager, was recognized in 2017 as a first-ever recipient of the award. Gregory was named Atrium’s associate chief nursing officer in 2018. Marquita Turner was recognized with the award in 2019 for her unique dual role as Atrium’s Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Community Blood Center Leading the Way LifeSaving Ambassadors Club (2017, 2018)

This recognition honors sponsor groups for outstanding performance in reaching or exceeding blood drive collections goals. Atrium was recognized as a Platinum Partner in 2017 for accomplishing 100 percent or higher of blood drive collection goals. Atrium was recognized as a Gold Partner in 2018 for accomplishing 95 to 99 percent of blood drive collection goals

2018 Warren County Foundation Outstanding Large Business In Community Service Award

This award recognizes a Warren County business of 100 or more employees that serves as a role model for other businesses in supporting the community in which it does business.

2018 Women Of Excellence

The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance annually honors outstanding women, who through their careers or volunteerism, have enhanced business, education, culture, and philanthropy, and provided outstanding service to our region. In 2018, Marquita Turner, Atrium chief nursing officer and chief operating officer, was honored among a group of 12 local women.

2018 Caring Like Karen Award

The Caring Like Karen Fund was established at the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty in memory of the ultimate caregiver, Karen Mason, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2012. In Karen's honor, the Caring Like Karen Fund presents an annual award to caregivers who emulate Karen's love and patience for those in their care.

Charles Hageman, MD, and John Miller, MD, along with the supporting care team of Gary Brown, MD, Alvaro Waissbluth, MD, Craig Henry, MD, Scot Denmark, MD, and Casey Boyce, MD, were honored in 2018 for the extraordinary medical care and compassionate, personal care that ultimately saved a young mother who nearly died from heart failure while delivering her second child at Atrium.

Atrium nurse Phyllis Rudokas, RN, was also honored for her more than 30 years of work as an oncology nurse navigator, serving more than 4,000 patients facing cancer diagnoses, treatment, and survivorship. Rudokas has been a trusted guide for countless patients on their cancer journey, and her mission is to remove all obstacles a patient might face so that hope is preserved and enhanced for each one.

2019 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award

Atrium was recognized for promoting sound environmental practices through environmental stewardship and exemplifying the best practices for other hospitals to follow. Honorees were selected by the Ohio Hospital Association’s Environmental Leadership Council.

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Miami Valley Hospital Awards And Achievements

Ranked Fourth In Ohio By U.S. News & World Report
Miami Valley Hospital ranked fourth among Ohio’s hospitals in the 2018 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. For the second consecutive year, the hospital achieved the highest ranking in the Cincinnati-Dayton region.

Pulmonology, Nephrology, Diabetes Care Nationally Ranked By U.S. News & World Report

Among all hospitals nationwide, Miami Valley Hospital was ranked 28th in the nation for pulmonology, 48th in the nation for nephrology, and 49th in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital also achieved a “high performing” designation from U.S. News & World Report in the following areas:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery

Gold Partner For Organ, Eye, And Tissue Donation Advocacy

Miami Valley Hospital was named a Gold Partner for organ, eye, and tissue donation advocacy by Donate Life Ohio, Ohio Hospital Association, and the Ohio Department of Health’s Second Chance Trust Fund. Miami Valley Hospital received this recognition for efforts to register donors and save lives in its service area.

Community Service Award From the Top Ladies of Distinction

Mahogany’s Child, a health program dedicated to African-American women, received the Community Service Award from the Top Ladies of Distinction. This nonprofit education/humanitarian organization strives to enhance and enrich the lives of youth and adults through national and community-based programs.

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Upper Valley Medical Center Awards And Achievements

YWCA Women Of Excellence Award

The YWCA of Piqua/Miami County annually awards its Woman of Excellence Award to outstanding local women who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and made a significant contribution and impact in their community.  Ruth Jenkins of the UVMC Foundation board received the honor in 2017.  She was preceded by three other UVMC recipients: Jean Heath, nursing director, 2005; Becky Rice, president, 2014; and Nancy Bowman, communications specialist, 2016.

2017 National Athletic Trainers Association Life-Saver Recognition

UVMC Center for Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Brian Downs received the National Athletic Trainers Association Life-Saver Recognition Award which acknowledges and applauds heroic efforts of members who have used their skills as a certified athletic trainer to save a life. Brian helped save the life of a man who collapsed at a high school basketball game.

2017 Maternity Care Best Practice Award

Upper Valley Medical Center has received the Maternity Care Best Practice Award for its commitment to Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies, a voluntary breastfeeding designation program through the Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Department of Health that recognizes maternity centers for taking steps to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.

Miami County Readers’ Choice – Best Medical Facility

Readers of the Miami Valley News and Miami Valley Sunday News named Upper Valley Medical Center “Best Medical Facility” in the annual community Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017 and 2018. 

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