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SVMC Honors and Recognitions

This is a brief sampling of our accomplishments over the years

2015 – Top 100 Rural Hospital
By: iVantage Health Analytics
SVMC is one of sixteen hospitals around the country, the only one in Wyoming and one of two in the mountain west, who has received this designation for the past five years.  Click here for the full article:  http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/16-critical-access-hospitals-are-best-best



Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Wyoming Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Project
SVMC achieves ZERO infections in one area in 2014
(click here for press release)

2014 – Quality Respiratory Care Recognition
By: American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

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.

About 700 hospitals or approximately 15% of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award. Read more about this outstanding recognition here.
2014 – Top 20 Critical Access Hospital
By: National Rural Health Association
2014 – Healthstrong Hospital
By: iVantage Health Analytics

2014 –Best Hospitals for Emergency Care
By: Women’s Choice Award Star Valley Medical Center Receives the 2014 Women's Choice Award


2014 – Distinct Award, Zero Healthcare Associated Infections
By: Mountain Pacific Quality Health


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 ValleyMedical Center has been named as a TOP 20 Critical Access Hospital
The National Rural Health Association has recognized Star Valley Medical Center as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Overall Category for 2013.
Read more about this outstanding recognition
2013 – Top 20 Critical Access Hospital
By: National Rural Health Association

2013 – Patient Safety Excellence Award
By: Healthgrades
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.

2013 – Top 100 Rural Hospital
By: iVantage Health Analytics
2013 – Patient Safety Excellence Award
By: Healthgrades
2011 – Environmental Excellence Award
By: Sterilmed



 Flash presentation of the 2010 Accomplishments.  

 Flash presentation of the 2009 Accomplishments.   



Star Valley Medical Center recognized for achieving ZERO CLABSI (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection)
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.
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.