Valley View Hospital earns ‘Five-Star’ awards |

Valley View Hospital earns ‘Five-Star’ awards

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Valley View Hospital has received multiple clinical quality achievements with “five stars” for the quality of its cardiac, orthopedic, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and critical care from Healthgrades, an online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

The achievement is part of new findings released last week in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals. For example, from 2010 — ‘12, patients treated for heart attack in hospitals with five stars for in-hospital mortality, have, on average a 48.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in one-star hospitals. Similarly, patients treated for heart attack in hospitals with one-star ratings for in-hospital mortality are, on average, 1.9 times more likely to die than if they were treated in five-star hospitals.

“Our excellent results are attributable to a comprehensive team approach, which delivers a high level of service centered around each patient,” said Gary Brewer, CEO of Valley View Hospital. “We strive to go beyond the expectations of our patients and their families. Being recognized by HealthGrades as among the best in the nation in multiple clinical areas is a testament to the exceptional healthcare team at Valley View. We are honored and humbled and will stay committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to our community.”

In addition, Valley View Hospital is among just 2 percent in the nation to receive two honors: 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

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