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Star Valley Medical Center installs
State of the Art MRI
Star Valley Medical Center is now one of only three or four hospitals west of the Mississippi to have a new Hitachi state-of-the-art MRI machine. The Echelon Oval MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), said Mike Hunsaker, vice president of support services for Star Valley Medical Center, will be operational Jan. 14 – meaning valley residents will have “the latest and greatest MRI technology.” Read more about this incredible technology here.
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.
Thank you to all who took our Community Survey! The winner of the $500 gift card was Richard Jeffries!
Star Valley Medical Center has been named as a TOP 20 Critical Access Hospital
Star Valley Medical Center Receives the 2014 Women's Choice Award
Star Valley Medical Center was recently honored by WomenCertified Inc, the voice of female patients, as a receipient of the 2014 Women's Choice Award for Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care. Only 241 hospitals are being honored with this award. Selections were based on analysis of data that hospitals submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services regarding emergency department performance.
Star Valley Community Health Needs Assessment
Completed by Star Valley Medical Center, in cooperation with Wyoming Institute of Population Health, Lincoln County Puyblic Health, Wyoming Cancer Resource Survices, New Hope Fellowship, High Country Behavioral Health, Town of Star Valley Ranch, Emmanuel Bible Church of Star Valley, Silverstar Communications, Lower Valley Energy, the Town of Thayne, the Town of Afton, and Lincoln County School District #2.
Click HERE to view a copy of the Final Assessment
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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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Patient Information Portal now available at SVMC
Star Valley Medical Center has recently implemented a Patient Portal. This new service allows patients to access their own health records from the Star Valley Medical Center Clinics in Afton, Thayne and Alpine. Your confidential patient information can be accessed through the internet using Star Valley Medical Center's secure Patient Portal website.
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.