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Miami Valley Hospital Ranked Top Five Percent in Nation According to Quality Study

Dayton, Ohio (January 26, 2010) – Miami Valley Hospital announces today that a new study ranks its clinical quality among the top five percent in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. MVH is one of only 269 hospitals in the nation that received this distinction from HealthGrades for 2010.

“We are especially proud to receive this award from HealthGrades as it recognizes years of daily, behind-the scenes efforts by each member of our staff to ensure patient safety and quality care,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital. “From our physicians and nurses who interact one-on-one with our patients to those who serve on committees to write policy and procedures, this is a public acknowledgement for their hard work to make Miami Valley a nationally recognized leader in quality care.”

According to the eighth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study, Miami Valley Hospital and the other hospitals in the top five percent nationally demonstrated patient outcomes that far exceeded those of other hospitals.

Patients admitted to these hospitals had risk-adjusted mortality rates that were, on average, 29 percent lower than all other hospitals. Risk-adjusted complication rates were, on average, nine percent lower than all other hospitals.

Last October, HealthGrades ranked Miami Valley Hospital number one in southwest Ohio for overall cardiac care services. The hospital also received several Specialty Excellence Awards for being among the top 10 percent, or better, in the nation in overall cardiac services, coronary interventional procedures, pulmonary care and critical care services.