Awards and Recognition

To us, it’s more than just a phrase. It’s about every physician, employee and volunteer that provides high quality care every day at Miami Valley Hospital. It’s backed by awards and recognition that demonstrate our commitment to excellence to our patients.

Awards

U.S. News & World Report

Miami Valley Hospital Ranked 8th in the State, Highest in Dayton Metropolitan Area

For the 4th year in a row, Miami Valley Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the Dayton metropolitan area in 2020. The hospital ranked 8th among Ohio's hospitals. The distinction includes Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood and Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville.

The hospital also achieved a “high performing” designation from U.S. News & World Report in the following 11 areas in 2020:

  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery
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U.S. News & World Report Nationally Ranked MVH Urology

Among all hospitals nationwide in 2019, Miami Valley Hospital was ranked 47th in the nation for urology care according to U.S. News & World Report.

Healthgrades

Healthgrades is an independent organization created to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance. They provide objective, comprehensive information about hospital quality in America's hospitals. Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes—risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. They recognize the top-performing hospitals in the nation that have achieved excellence in particular specialties, clinical excellence, and patient safety.

Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™

Miami Valley Hospital, with additional sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital in Englewood, has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals five years in a row (2016-2020). These hospitals are in the top 2 percent in the nation for consistent clinical quality.

Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

Miami Valley Hospital, with additional sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital in Englewood, has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals seven years in a row (2014-2020).

Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ by Specialty

Miami Valley Hospital, with additional sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital in Englewood, has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals (top 2 percent in the nation) in the following specialties:

  • Cardiac Care for seven years in a row (2014-2020)
  • Prostate Surgeries for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Critical Care for eight years in a row (2012-2019)
  • Stroke Care for five years in a row (2015-2019)
  • Joint Replacement (2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care for three years in a row (2016-2018)
  • Pulmonary Care for four years in a row (2015-2018)

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the Cardiac Care Excellence Award for seven years in a row (2014-2020)
  • Recipient of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (2020)
  • Cardiology Services (2014-2017; 2020)
  • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for four years in a row (2014-2017)
  • Overall Cardiac Services for seven years in a row (2014-2020)
  • Cardiology Services (2014-2017; 2020)
  • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Intervention Procedures (2020)
  • Treatment of Heart Attack for seven years in a row (2003-2012; 2014-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for fourteen years in a row (2007-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for eleven years in a row (2010-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2020)

Orthopedics

  • Recipient of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for three years in a row (2018-2020)
  • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement (2019)
  • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 3 years in a row (2018-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for three years in a row (2018-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for four years in a row (2017-2020)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Critical Care Excellence Award for twelve years in a row (2009-2020)
    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for eleven years in a row (2009-2019)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for twelve years in a row (2009-2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for seventeen years in a row (2004-2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for fifteen years in a row (2006-2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Diabetic Emergencies (2019)

    Pulmonary Care

    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for four years in a row (2014-2017)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for eleven years in a row (2009-2019)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for fourteen years in a row (2007-2020)

    Neurosciences

    • Recipient of the Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award for 6 years in a row (2015-2020)
    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for four years in a row (2017-2020)
    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for three years in a row (2015-2017)
    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Stroke Treatment for five years in a row (2015-2019)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for six years in a row (2015-2020)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for five years in a row (2015-2019)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Stroke Treatment for five years in a row (2015-2019)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for six years in a row (2015-2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for seven years in a row (2014-2020)

    Gastrointestinal

    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for two years in a row (2016-2017)
    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for two years in a row (2016-2017)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for three years in a row (2015-2017)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for four years in a row (2014-2017)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for five years in a row (2016-2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries (2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for four years in a row (2008-2013; 2015-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis for two years in a row (2016-2017)

    Prostate Surgery

    • Recipient of the Prostate Surgery Excellence Award for two in a row (2019-2020)
    • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for two years in a row (2019-2020)
    • Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for two years in a row (2019-2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for two years in a row (2019-2020)

    The full HealthGrades study can be found at www.healthgrades.com

    Becker’s Healthcare

    Miami Valley Hospital Named One of “100 Great Hospitals in America”

    2018 - Becker's Healthcare has named Miami Valley Hospital to its list of “100 great hospitals in America.” Hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction; they also are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. Miami Valley Hospital is the only Dayton-area hospital recognized on the list.

    Miami Valley Hospital One of “Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals”

    2018 – IBM Watson Health has named Miami Valley Hospital as one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. Hospitals named to the list achieved better survival rates; fewer complications and infections; shorter stays; shorter emergency wait times; lower inpatient expenses; and higher patient satisfaction than non-winning hospitals, according to IBM Watson Health. IBM Watson Health evaluated more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals as part of the study.

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    Miami Valley Hospital Receives 2020 Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

    Miami Valley Hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s 2020 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence from the American Heart Association (AHA). Additionally, Miami Valley Hospital also received the 2020 Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy Award. The Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center received this recognition for meeting quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA.

    Beacon Award for Excellence

    Heart and Vascular ICU Earns Excellence Award

    December 2018 – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has recognized the Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital with a third consecutive silver Beacon Award for Excellence. The Beacon Award signifies exceptional patient care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction. The Heart and Vascular ICU at Miami Valley Hospital remains the only unit in Dayton to earn this national three-year award with gold, silver, and bronze designations. The unit, which first received the award in 2012, is also the only cardiovascular ICU in Ohio to earn a Beacon Award for Excellence, and one of only 30 cardiovascular ICUs in the country to earn a silver Beacon Award for Excellence.

    Accreditations and Designations

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    First System-Wide Magnet® Recognition

    January 2019 – All Premier Health hospitals have earned Magnet® Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Nationally recognized as the highest standard for excellence in patient care, only 8 percent of U.S. hospitals hold the esteemed four-year designation – and only 20 U.S. health care systems have achieved the honor as a system. Premier Health hospitals are the only Dayton-area adult hospitals recognized as Magnet® hospitals.

    Magnet Hospital Certification

    Miami Valley Hospital first received Magnet certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2004. At that time, the hospital was the first in Dayton, the fifth in Ohio, and one of only 115 hospitals nationwide to receive such a prestigious distinction of outstanding nursing practices.

    As part of Premier Health’s first-ever system Magnet designation (2019), Miami Valley Hospital has achieved its fourth Magnet® designation since 2004. With its latest designation, the hospital in Dayton 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, according to the ANCC. Miami Valley Hospital is the fifth-longest sustaining Magnet-designated hospital in Ohio. There are only 481 Magnet-designated facilities in the world. 

    Premier Health First in Ohio, Second in Nation to Achieve System-Wide Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

    June 2020 – Premier Health is the first health system in Ohio and second in the nation to achieve system-wide Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA). This distinction from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults. The bronze standard Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation applies to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown (which was accredited in October 2019), Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center in Miamisburg, Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center in Jamestown, Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood, Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, and Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.

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    Miami Valley Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Care

    May 2019 – Miami Valley Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark as an Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this certification, Miami Valley Hospital joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care.

    The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Services at Miami Valley Hospital South Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

    April 2019 – The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Services at Miami Valley Hospital South recently received the Center of Distinction Award, which was given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor

    Miami Valley Hospital Earns Designation as Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

    February 2019 – Miami Valley Hospital has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Hospitals must meet or exceed antimicrobial stewardship standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Miami Valley Hospital is one of only 41 hospitals in the Unites States, and the only one in Southwest Ohio, to be designated as a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship, a two-year designation.

    Hospital Bariatric Center an official “Center of Excellence”

    August 2019 – Miami Valley Hospital was recently recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the UnitedHealthcare/Optum Program. Bariatric surgery is unique since insurance companies require providers to be what is known as a center of excellence or accredited center from the American College of Surgeons. Beyond that baseline, each individual insurance has its own center of excellence designation it requires in order for their patients to receive treatment.

    Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

    April 2018 – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has, for the second time, recognized all Premier Health maternity centers with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

    The maternity centers include Atrium Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital with an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South, and Upper Valley Medical Center.

    Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that demonstrate expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. To receive a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care designation, a hospital must also demonstrate cost-efficiency.

    Joint Commission Certification

    The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest health care accrediting body, has accredited Miami Valley Hospital as a health care organization. A comprehensive evaluation is conducted every three years with the last survey taking place in September 2017. Due to COVID, all hospital accreditation periods will be extended until safe to review.

    Miami Valley Hospital main campus has maintained continuous Joint Commission accreditation since December 2014 as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

    Miami Valley Hospital South maintained continuous Joint Commission accreditation since November 2016 as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

    American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

    2014 to Present – The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology's (ACR) voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory mammography accreditation program. The Breast Center at Miami Valley Hospital North first achieved this accreditation in 2014. The Breast Centers at Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South are also Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence.

    Internal Awards

    The DAISY Award

    Premier Health is pleased to recognize our nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical expertise our nurses bring to patients every day. Learn more.

    Everyday Heroes Award

    Premier Health is pleased to celebrate the dedicated staff that provide outstanding support to nurses. These individuals are our Everyday Heroes. Learn more.