Health care has been a hot topic for years now, from living-room discussions of young families across America to the committee rooms of Congress. While the debate rages about how best to deliver care that ensures the health of all Americans, one thing has become clear: Patients deserve transparency about and excellence in the care they receive.
That's why Adventist Health Portland is proud to have earned the 2018 HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award by demonstrating excellence in quality patient care. This recognition is given to the highest performing health care provider organizations in Oregon and other states where HealthInsight serves as the Medicare program's Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contractor.
Adventist Health Portland was measured against other Oregon hospitals on publicly reported patient experience scores, health care associated infection rates and re-admission rates. The HealthInsight Hospital Quality award is only given to hospitals that rank in the top 25th percentile for their composite score in these measures.
We believe the transparency encouraged by the HealthInsight Quality Award helps us provide better serve our patients and community while also helping you — the health care consumer — be more active and informed in your own care.
This award validates the commitment our associates make to every patient. Fulfilling our mission in every interaction transforms the lives, experiences and outcomes of those we serve. That mission has guided our service in Portland for more than 126 years, and we look forward to continually striving in excellence, quality and service for the next century too.
David Russell is president of Adventist Health Portland, which has a 302-bed hospital serving 900,000 residents on the east side of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. A member of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, Adventist Health recently affiliated with OHSU, which means Adventist and OHSU and Tuality Healthcare will be part of the same metro-area health system.
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