Providence St. Vincent receives national honor for excellence in clinical care

April 28, 2014

Patients visiting Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care in the nation. That's according to VHA, Inc., the national health care network that recognizes hospitals delivering exceptionally high levels of clinical care. Providence St. Vincent is one of only seven acute care hospitals with more than 250 beds being honored with VHA's 2014 Clinical Care Award.

To help determine the winners of its Clinical Care Award, VHA uses cost, length of stay, readmission and clinical outcome data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.

"It is such an honor to receive credit for the hard work we have been doing," said Janice Burger, chief executive of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. "We are committed to creating the best patient experience possible by offering high quality, affordable health care."

VHA is a national network serving more than 5,100 health system members and affiliates that work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.

"Hospitals today are focused on improving clinical outcomes, making operations more cost effective and enhancing the patient's experience," said Byron Jobe, VHA executive vice president, service and delivery. "VHA's Clinical Care Award honors institutions that are succeeding in those areas. We are proud to recognize Providence St. Vincent Medical Center's achievements."

Providence also received three recognitions from VHA for its innovative approaches to supply change management in Oregon and across its five-state system. The supply chain work is designed to provide a more convenient and affordable care experience for people in all the communities served by Providence. The awards were presented on April 27 during VHA's national Navigating to Excellence Forum.