Willamette Valley Medical Center Named 2013 HealthStrong™ Top 100 Hospital

McMinnville, OR. August 1, 2013. Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) in McMinnville, OR, has been named one of the iVantage Health Analytics® 2013 HealthStrong™ Top 100 Hospitals in the country. The 2013 HealthStrong™ Top 100 Hospitals, including WVMC, scored best on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. The Hospital Strength Index is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of hospitals and the results recognize the Top 100 hospitals – measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information can be found at http://www.ivantagehealth.com/2013-healthstrong-hospitals/. “We are very proud of the achievements of Willamette Valley Medical Center,” said Dan Slipkovich, CEO of Capella Healthcare, of which WVMC is a part. “This national recognition from iVantage Health Analytics® doesn’t surprise us, but it’s certainly exciting whenever awards like this validate the hard work of the staff. We congratulate and thank them for the outstanding care they provide to their community.” “It is such an honor for WVMC to be ranked among the nation’s top 100 hospitals in this very comprehensive study,” said Rosemari Davis, Interim CEO of WVMC. “Awards such as this help validate the dedicated service of our physicians and employees, who work hard to provide amazing care for every patient, every day. I’m so proud of everyone whose work has contributed to our hospital achieving this designation.” “iVantage seeks to help hospitals achieve their mission by conducting this type of research,” said John Morrow, Executive Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. “The Index and analyses reveal that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide.” The 2013 The Hospital Strength Index study discovered that: • Medicare would save an additional $15 billion per year if all U.S. markets performed similar to the Top 100 Hospital market populations, • Populations are healthier in Top 100 HealthStrong primary markets when measured by State, • Costs per Medicare beneficiary are lower for hospital inpatient and outpatient services in markets served by Top 100 HealthStrong hospitals, • Patient safety and clinical outcomes are better in Top 100 HealthStrong hospitals, • Financial performance is stronger and related to better patient outcomes and lower consumer costs. About Willamette Valley Medical Center Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is an 88-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. WVMC is a part of Capella Healthcare, which partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. About iVantage Health Analytics iVantage Health Analytics® is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. iVantage Health Analytics provides comparative healthcare analytics by integrating disparate market, clinical, operational, and financial data into a single platform for executive level business intelligence. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com. ###