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Awards and Recognition

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) has received many awards and recognitions that demonstrate our commitment to excellence, to our patients, and to our employees.

Joint Commission Top Performer

Upper Valley Medical Center VMC was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The recognition is based on exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. UVMC was recognized for quality measures in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The Joint Commission is an accreditor of health care organizations across the county.

Healthgrades Five Star Rankings

Upper Valley Medical Center has received five star rankings from Healthgrades in the areas of: Treatment of Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism and Respiratory Failure. HealthGrades is an independent national provider of health care quality information which develops and markets quality and safety ratings of health care providers.

VHA Leadership for Clinical Excellence in Cardiac Care

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) received a Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence from VHA Inc. This national health care alliance honors hospitals for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care in specific areas. UVMC won the award for its efforts in treatment for heart attack patients and treatment for congestive heart failure.

VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, serves more than 2,400 health care organizations nationwide, including 1,400 hospitals. VHA provides industry-leading supply chain management services. It also supports the formation of regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance.

UVMC Cancer Care Center Awarded Accreditation With Commendation

Upper Valley Medical Center's Cancer Care program has received Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation, good for three years, was awarded following an extensive onsite evaluation.

CoC accreditation ensures a patient they will have access to: comprehensive care; a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate treatment options; information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options; access to cancer-related information, education and support; a cancer registry collecting data on type and stages of cancers and treatment results and lifelong patient follow up; ongoing monitoring of care; and quality care close to home.

“The accreditation award with commendation means our center has exceeded the strict review of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, which includes eight areas of programming activity and evaluation on 36 standards. This means our center is a center of excellence,” said Jean Heath, Cancer Care Center Director. More information on the Commission on Cancer is available at .Off Site Icon

UVMC Long Term Care Center Recognized

UVMC's SpringMeade Health Center has been recognized as a recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through improved quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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