Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus Receive the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® in Patient Safety

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Both hospitals received the Women's Choice Award® as two of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence

Women's Choice Award 2016

Patient safety and trust are fundamental qualities to strive for in a healthcare setting.

Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus have received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as two of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

“This is another proud moment for our excellent staff at both hospitals,” said Steven Anderson, CEO of Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus. “Every day, I witness, firsthand, the amount of dedication, compassion, and thoughtfulness our teams provide to each patient in our care. Patient safety and trust are fundamental qualities to strive for in a healthcare setting, and recognition like this only pushes our efforts forward.”

“Receiving this award is such an honor,” said Dr. Mark May, medical staff president of Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus. “In my position, I have the privilege to personally witness the interactions between my staff and their patients. Our patients rely on us to provide the best care and support possible, so this award serves as motivation to continue our work every day.”

The list of over 472 award winners, including Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus, represents hospitals that have exceptional performance in limiting a wide range of hospital-associated infections and complications from surgery and medical treatment.

Hospitals that have earned this award have had a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and infections. The hospitals that report their frequency to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are ranked for each of the following eleven measures:

1.    Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery,
2.    Collapsed lung due to medical treatment,
3.    Serious blood clots after surgery,
4.    A wound that splits open after surgery on the abdomen or pelvis,
5.    Accidental cuts and tears from medical treatment,
6.    Serious complications,
7.    Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI),
8.    Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI),
9.    Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon),
10.    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) blood laboratory-identified events (bloodstream infections), and
11.    Clostridium difficile (C.diff.) laboratory-identified events (intestinal infections).

Hospitals can be eliminated from consideration for the following reasons:

  • Not reporting on at least 4 of the surgical complication measures (1-6) or 4 of the infection measures (7-11),
  • Having a patient recommendation rating in the bottom 25% nationally,
  • Receiving a CMS rating of “Worse than the U.S. National Rate” for any of the above measures
  • Not implementing Safe Surgery Checklists.

For the remaining hospitals, the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) averaged their rankings for all the measures (weighted slightly toward surgical errors as a result of the WCA’s women’s survey) and cut off the award list only including those that averaged in the top half nationally.

“We honor Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus for being named and recognized as hospitals of choice among women, for it represents the strongest and most important consumer message in today’s healthcare marketplace when considering that women account for 90% of all healthcare decisions. Improving patient safety is not only a matter of error prevention, it’s a focused effort to create the safest patient experience.” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.

For more information on the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/

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About Jordan Valley Medical Center
Jordan Valley Medical Center is a 183-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Jordan, Utah. Jordan Valley Medical Center is equipped with the most advanced medical technology and offers comprehensive health care services, including emergency care, cardiac care, orthopedic care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, sports medicine, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. With an experienced medical staff of more than 600 and a dedicated health care team, Jordan Valley Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. Jordan Valley Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. For more information, visit jordanvalleymc.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355). Follow Jordan Valley Medical Center on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jordanvalleymedicalcenter.

About Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus
Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus is a 100-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Valley City, Utah. Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus is equipped with the most advanced medical technology and offers comprehensive health care services, including emergency care, heart care, orthopedic care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, sports medicine, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. With an experienced medical staff of more than 370 and a dedicated health care team, Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. For more information, visit jordanvalleywest.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355). Follow Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jordanvalleymedicalcenterwestvalleycampus.

About The Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored as #1088 on the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015, as well as selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch in 2015, a statewide program managed by GrowFL which celebrates the Florida’s top second stage companies. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.

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