Awards and Recognition

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Miami Valley Hospital received a fourth consecutive America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades, once again placing the hospital in Dayton in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the country. Prior to 2016, the hospital ranked in the top 250 U.S. hospitals for two years.

Atrium Medical Center earned the America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades for a fifth consecutive year, meaning that the Middletown hospital continues to rank in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation.

Marquita Turner, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Atrium Medical Center, was recognized through the West Chester/Liberty Chamber Alliance’s Women of Excellence recognition program on November 16. The program honors women who, through their careers or volunteer work, have enhanced business, education, culture or philanthropy.

Jana Matthews Awards of Excellence recipients were honored in January. Emergency and trauma center physicians recognized exceptional staff members from Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, Miami Valley Hospital North, Austin Boulevard Emergency Center, and the Jamestown Emergency Center at the annual event. Jana Matthews was a dedicated MVH volunteer, and the first volunteer in the emergency and trauma center. These awards are made possible through an endowment established by Jana’s husband, Jack.

Honorees: David Brown, MS, LPCC, social worker counselor, MVH Staff Excellence Award; Andrea Stayner, RN, BSN, nurse manager, Austin ED Award of Excellence; Stephanie Searcey, HUC technician, unit coordinator, MVHN Award of Excellence; Paige Hartley, ED/HUC technician, MVH Humanitarian Award; Jennifer Slye, social worker, MVH Staff Excellence Award; Carol Seabold, RN, Jamestown ED Award of Excellence; Ray Martinez, RN, MVHS Award of Excellence; and Dana Webb, RN, MVH Nursing Excellence Award.

Orthopedic Services at Miami Valley Hospital have been recognized on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs. Miami Valley Hospital is the only Dayton-area hospital to be acknowledged. Hospitals featured on Becker’s list of great orthopedic programs have earned recognition for quality of care and patient satisfaction for orthopedic and spine surgery.

Miami Valley Hospital South received renewed Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Miami Valley Hospital has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The hospital in Dayton is one of the first health care facilities in the country, and the first in Southwest Ohio, to earn the two-year designation. The IDSA developed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence program to promote excellence in antimicrobial use and combat antimicrobial resistance by recognizing health care facilities that maintain highly effective antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Upper Valley Medical Center led the Premier Health system in quality review scorecard success in January by meeting or exceeding quality and safety goals in seven of the eight domains in December and five of the eight domains for year-end 2018. In addition, UVMC ended 2018 at top decile for readmissions with an index score of 8.0 – a significant improvement over a year-end index score of 1.17 in 2017.