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.
Dayton Business Journal’s regional “Best Places to Work” Award
From 2005 – 2009, UVMC has been chosen by the Dayton Business Journal as one of the best places to work in the Dayton area. UVMC is the only hospital in the region to achieve this honor five years in a row. UVMC professionals believe in maintaining an environment centered on Caring Plus—UVMC’s commitment to outstanding quality, kindness and compassion for patients and fellow workers.
Read the Dayton Business Journal article about the Best Places to Work in 2009.
It is the UVMC employees, physicians and volunteers who make our health system such a great place to work.
VHA Leadership for Clinical Excellence in Cardiac Care
Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) received a 2007 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 www.facs.org/cancer/index/html .
Home Care Elite Top 500
UVMC Home Care Services was included on the Home Care Elite Top 500 list for 2010. This list of the “Top Tier Home Health Care Agencies in the US” is based on patient outcomes. UVMC Home Care Services also made the list in 2006 and 2007.
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