Miami Valley Hospital South Named Emergency Center of Excellence

Premier Pulse     July 2018

For the second time in two years, superior emergency care has earned Miami Valley Hospital South (MVHS) the recognition of an Emergency Center of Excellence™ by Emergency Excellence, an organization specializing in emergency department benchmarking. The Hospital also earned this recognition in 2016.

Emergency Excellence developed the award in response to the 2006 Institute of Medicine’s call for emergency department improvement and to motivate emergency care providers to achieve a higher standard of quality. Emergency Excellence collects benchmark data and surveys physicians, nurses, hospital staff, medical staff, and administrators. The Emergency Center of Excellence™ award is verified after an on-site assessment. MVHS qualified for the designation by having superior results for more than 100 key performance indicators linked to seven pillars of excellence (safety, satisfaction, space, staff, support, systems, and solvency).

MVHS sees more than 33,000 patients a year in its full-service emergency department, offering care for minor to severe injuries, including heart attack, stroke, and trauma. It is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians from Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton’s only Level I Trauma Center, and has a heliport for CareFlight Air and Mobile Services, as well as an on-site mobile intensive care unit.

The emergency department has advanced cardiac monitoring capability, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the premises. It also houses advanced equipment and technology, such as the Premier Health Telestroke Network, offering faster treatment for patients experiencing a stroke. Due to its streamlined processes and physician-nurse relationships, patients receive excellent care and move through the emergency department quickly with minimal wait times. 

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