Star Valley Medical Center Named Patient Safety Excellence Award Winner
Star Valley Medical Center was recently named in the top ten percent of all hospitals in America for Patient Safety. Healthgrades, a Denver, Colorado based firm has collected nationally reported indicators from all hospitals and ranked each healthcare organization based on 14 individual patient safety criterion. Only one other hospital in Wyoming and two hospitals in Idaho were named in this report. To see the published report please go to Healthgrades.com by following this link – Healthgrades 2013.
Star Valley Medical Center Named a HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
Star Valley Medical Center in Afton, Star Valley, Wyoming was recently named one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.
“Star Valley Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Charlie Button, CEO. “Star Valley Medical Center is grateful to our communities for all the support we receive. Healthcare access is a vital component of any vibrant rural community and we are committed to serving the residents of Star Valley with safe, compassionate and quality care.”
The HealthStrong™Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including Star Valley Medical Center, scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. The 2013 Top 100 CAH announcement is the second release of this important designation. The Hospital Strength Index is first-ever comprehensive rating of CAHs and the results recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals that provide a “safety- net “to communities across rural America – measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information can be found at www.iVantageHealth.com/HSI .
“Rural hospitals play a critical role in providing needed care to communities across America, yet the challenges are completely different while being as complex as urban hospitals. The need for enhanced performance and a framework for success are equally important as hospitals prepare for the impact of health reform,” said John Morrow, EVP of iVantage Health Analytics.
Star Valley Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital in Afton, Wyoming serving the communities in Star Valley and other areas of western Wyoming. Star Valley Medical Center operates medical clinics in Thayne and Alpine, Wyoming, and also provides an orthopedic and physical therapy clinic in Thayne, Wyoming.
For more information, please call Star Valley Medical Center at (307) 885-5887, or visit us at 901 Adams Street in Afton, Wyoming.
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Patient Information Portal now available at SVMC
An active email address is required from the patient to allow access to the Star Valley Medical Center Patient Portal. Star Valley Medical Center will not use your email information for marketing purposes or sell information about the email addresses of patients who subscribe to our Patient Portal services.
If you are interested in seeing your personal health information, please speak to the Clinic receptionist at any Star Valley Medical Center Physicians Clinic and they will gladly provide you with the login and password information so you can access your information on the internet. The setup process is easy and quick.
Next time you are in to see your doctor ask about the new Star Valley Medical Center Patient Portal and you can have easy, secure access to see your own personal health information.
Classes Offered - Find Dates on the Community Events Calendar for the following:
Childbirth Education Series
American Heart Association Community CPR/First Aid Classes
American H eart Association Health Care Provi der CPR
Community Health Needs Assessment
Star Valley Medical Center (SVMC) is undertaking an assessment of the Star Valley Community’s health needs. This community health needs assessment is designed to help SVMC investigate the characteristics of our whole community, including those residents who have never been to SVMC, and bridge the gap between our current health care delivery systems and our community’s needs.
Many members of the Star Valley community are participating in the assessment to provide a comprehensive picture of the scope of the Star Valley population’s needs. The community assessment committee, comprised of community builders, policy makers, activists, organizers, medical administrators, clergy, and advocates throughout the valley, is engaging in thoughtful discussions on how to build a healthier community.
With training provided by the Wyoming Institute of Population Health, knowledge provided by our diverse committee members, and data provided by www.wyominghealthmatters.org, the team is working to determine community needs, opening access to existing services, and creating new preventive services which will best benefit the health of Star Valley residents.
The first project that the committee will be working on is women’s access to mammography screening. This issue was chosen as a priority when the team investigated the www.wyominghealthmatters.org website and found that Wyoming rates 48th in women over 40 who have had a mammogram screening in the last two years, and Lincoln County is ranked lowest in Wyoming.
Some of the other health issues that the group has penciled in for more investigation are melanoma screenings, colon cancer screening, and stroke.
If you have any questions about the community health needs assessment or are interested in participating, please contact Mike Hunsaker at 885-5887.
Star Valley Medical Center EMS Demolition Derby
Hospitals and Care Centers in America are constantly being monitored for a wide range of patient and resident safety issues that include infection, surgical errors and patient / resident falls. We would like you to know that we are proud of the quality of our care and your safety is our top priority.
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Support Groups - Find Dates on the Community Events Calendar for the following:
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Blog and Email Support Groups:
Weight Loss Support Group - meets every 4th Wednesday of the month in the SVMC Education Room at 7pm.
Gluten-Free Lifestyle - Laura Hirschi, 307-248-3546