System and Hospital Awards and Recognition - October 2018

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Miami Valley Hospital Number Four in Ohio

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Miami Valley Hospital the top hospital in Southwest Ohio, and fourth among all Ohio hospitals, for a second consecutive year. In the annual rankings released August 14, Miami Valley Hospital also ranked nationally in three adult specialties: pulmonology care (28th); nephrology care (48th); and diabetes and endocrinology care (49th).

Miami Valley Hospital ranked as “high-performing” in 14 additional areas of care: 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; and lung cancer surgery.

Stroke Care at Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center

Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center recently earned awards for providing the most appropriate stroke treatment in accordance with nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Through the Get With The Guidelines® program, Miami Valley Hospital earned the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite Plus. Atrium Medical Center earned the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite.

Hospitals receiving a Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for two consecutive calendar years.

Atrium also was one of two hospitals in the Cincinnati market to received accolades from the American Heart Association. The hospital earned the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The AHA Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks. Atrium earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures. Nationwide, 78 hospitals received the Gold Award, according to the association.

Fidelity Health Care Receives 5-Star Quality Rating

Fidelity Health Care recently received a 5-Star rating for quality of patient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Home Health Compare ratings. The Home Health Compare 5-Star rating puts Fidelity Health Care in the top 6 percent of home health care services across the country, and in the top three percent in Ohio.

CareFlight Receives Ninth Accreditation

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services recently received its ninth consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CareFlight, which celebrates 35 years of service this fall, has been continuously accredited by CAMTS since 1994 – one of the first programs in the United States to undergo a review by the commission.

Started in the early 1990s, CAMTS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotor wing, fixed wing, and ground transport services, and is considered the gold standard for the industry.

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