Adventist Medical Center Awarded 5-Star Value Rating
8/10/2011 - Adventist Medical Center Awarded 5-Star Value Rating
Adventist Medical Center (AMC) is ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation in terms of value. The hospital has again been recognized as a Community Value Five-Star® hospital based on a Community Value Index® (CVI) score. The annual independent assessment conducted by Cleverley Associates provides consumers a logical and meaningful evaluation of the United States hospital industry.
“We are honored to be among an elite group of hospitals nationwide to receive this high honor,” states Tom Russell, President/CEO of Adventist Health-Portland. “We are committed to providing our community care that is safe, high quality, and value driven.” AMC has received this prestigious five-star designation for six consecutive years.
The CVI was created to provide a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community and is composed of ten measures that assess a hospital’s performance in four areas:
1. Financial viability and plant reinvestment
2. Hospital cost structure
3. Hospital charge structure
4. Hospital quality performance
Fundamentally, the CVI suggests that a hospital provides value to the community when it is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure, has reasonable charges, and provides high quality care to patients.
Measurement in these areas suggest that hospitals operating with a high degree of community value are those that are low cost, low charge, and use a strong financial position to reinvest back into the provision of quality care at the facility. Each area contains metrics that compare a hospital’s performance to an appropriate peer group. The combined performance in each area is the Community Value Index® score. Those hospitals with scores in the top twenty percent are designated as “Community Value Five-Star®” facilities.
About Adventist Medical Center (AMC)
Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.
Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 17 hospitals, more than 130 physician and rural health clinics, 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit http://www.adventisthealthnw.com for more information.
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