on ER/OR Expansion Project
ER Entrance is temporarily moved to the Main Entrance while the new ER is constructed. We ask for your patience and understanding as we enter this phase of the contruction. Please rest assured that we have taken steps to maintain your privacy.
Remember, use the main hospital entrance if you or a loved one needs to be admitted to the ER.
Salt River Orthopaedics
New Clinic is now OPEN
Salt River Orthopaedics opened the doors to their new clinic on Monday, March 3. Located at 116 Hospital Lane, the new clinic is just east of the Physicians Clinic. Come see the new clinic and visit the staff at our Open House on March 18th, from 5pm to 7pm.
Star Valley Medical Center installs
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.”
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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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.
Star Valley Medical Center recognized for achieving ZERO CLABSI
Star Valley Medical Center was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health–Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for achieving excellence in infection prevention the 4th Annual Infection Prevention Conference in Casper, Wyo.
SVMC to go LIVE with new Electronic Health Records System
On April 1, 2014, SVMC will go live with their new EHR system provided by Meditech. Over the last year, staff have been learning the new system, and building it to our specific needs. The implementation of this new system will have its hiccups, as all changeovers do, but should be pretty smooth overall.
For more information on the Electronic Health Records system, please click here.
Patient statements will now be individualized statements. Instead of each visit of each family member showing, patients will receive a monthly statement for each individual. The requirement of individual documents will require a patient to present their ID and insurance card when they come to the hospital for services. This will only affect the paitent on their first visit after April 1st. Afterwards, patients will just be asked to verify their information.
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.
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.
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Star Valley Medical Center achieved ZERO Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and ZERO Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) Infections in 2013.
All 27 Wyoming Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Critical Access (CAH) hospitals are committed to reporting at least one unit to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) national healthcare acquired infection database and to implement research-based best practices. Wyoming is the only state that has all CAH and PPS hospitals voluntarily reporting these numbers, which reflects their dedication to providing the best patient care possible.
“We are extremely proud of our staff for making the effort to eliminate these type infections in our medical center” stated Charlie Button, CEO of Star Valley Medical Center. “It is important to us that our patients stay safe while they are here at our facility.”
The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting and data program, statistically calculates risk adjusted predictions of how many CLABSI, CAUTI and C.difficile infections would occur in each hospital. Wyoming hospitals consistently have fewer infections than predicted and continue work to decrease the infections that occur. Star Valley Medical Center along with other Wyoming hospitals demonstrate their dedication to reducing healthcare associated infections by exceeding national goals and acheving ZERO CLABSI / C. difficile infections. For more information about the awards, contact Beckie Johnson at (307) 885-5800.
Star Valley Medical Center Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition in National Program
Star Valley Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.