Premier Health hospitals earn Healthgrades distinctions


MIAMI VALLEY — Premier Health hospitals achieved dozens of awards for the quality of their care, Healthgrades announced recently.

“Our hospitals are known and respected for the quality of their care, and this impressive showing across the board is the latest evidence that demonstrates why,” said Mary Boosalis, president of Premier Health.

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) received a five-star award for its treatment of stroke. The hospital also was a five-star recipient for its treatment of heart failure (three consecutive years) and sepsis (two consecutive years).

“I would like to congratulate the UVMC medical staff and employees for their combined efforts in obtaining and sustaining these tremendous results,” said Becky Rice, UVMC president and CEO.

Miami Valley Hospital garnered “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” awards in five specialties: critical care (six consecutive years); cardiac care (four consecutive years); stroke care and pulmonary care (three consecutive years); and gastrointestinal care (two consecutive years). The hospital also was the recipient of an “Excellence Award” for pulmonary care and critical care (nine consecutive years); cardiac care (four consecutive years); and neuroscience and gastrointestinal care (three consecutive years).

Good Samaritan Hospital achieved an “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” award for cardiac care (two consecutive years) and for coronary intervention. It received an “Excellence Award” for cardiac care (two consecutive years); critical care and stroke care.

Atrium Medical Center earned an “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” award for critical care (three consecutive years), and an “Excellence Award” for stroke care and critical care (four consecutive years) and for patient safety (two straight years).

Excellence Awards are given to hospitals that score in the top 10 percent among their peers in various specialty areas based on a combination of mortality and complication rates.

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