Premier hospitals achieve Healthgrades distinctions


DAYTON — Premier Health hospitals achieved dozens of awards for the quality of their care, Healthgrades announced today.

Upper Valley Medical Center received a five-star rating for its treatment of sepsis (three consecutive years). The hospital also was a five-star recipient for its treatment of pneumonia.

Miami Valley Hospital received “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” awards in five specialties: critical care (seven consecutive years); cardiac care (five consecutive years); stroke and pulmonary care (four consecutive years); and gastrointestinal care (three consecutive years). The hospital also received an “Excellence Award” for critical care and pulmonary care (10 consecutive years); cardiac care (five consecutive years); cardiac surgery; general surgery; joint replacement; neurosciences, stroke care and gastrointestinal care (four consecutive years).

Good Samaritan Hospital garnered “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” awards for critical care; cardiac care (three consecutive years); and coronary intervention (two consecutive years). The hospital achieved an “Excellence Award” for cardiac care (three consecutive years); coronary intervention (two consecutive years); stroke care and critical care (two consecutive years).

Atrium Medical Center achieved an “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” award for critical care (four consecutive years), and an “Excellence Award” for critical care (five consecutive years).

“Our hospitals continually work to raise the bar across the board when it comes to patient care,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health. “These distinctions are a confirmation of the quality care for which Premier Health is known.”

Excellence Awards are achieved by hospitals that perform in the top 10 percent among their peers in various specialty areas based on risk-adjusted mortality or complication rates.