Awards & Accreditations
In 2010, Walla Walla General Hospital received full accreditation from The Joint Commission, the country's leading hospital accrediting agency. We received Washington State Department of Health accreditation in 2008.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
In 2011 we were named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Our recognition was based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children's asthma.
2011 5-Star Quality of Care Award
We were named a 2011 5-Start Quality of Care Hospital by Professional Research Consultants, Inc., and independent health care research company, based on our most recent physician satisfaction survey scores. The 5-Star Quality of Care designation is given to hospitals that achieve a score in the top 10 percent of the nation, based on the percent of physicians who rate the hospital as "Excellent." 4-Star awards represent hospitals that score in the top 25 percent nationwide. The survey includes more than 200 hospitals in the United States.
5-Star Award - Quality of Care
5-Star Award - Emergency Services
5-Star Award - Medical Records
5-Star Award - Laboratory Services
5-Star Award - Administration
4-Star Award - As a Place to Practice Medicine
4-Star Award - Nursing Care
4-Star Award - Surgical Services
4-Star Award - Hospitalist Services
Home Care Elite Award
Adventist Health/Home Care Services was the recipient of the 2010 HomeCare Elite Award. The annual award honors home health agencies who rank in the top 25 percent of agencies nationwide. We were the only agency in the Walla Walla area to receive this distinction.
Best In Value Award
Walla Walla General Hospital was recognized with a 2009-2010 Best in Value Award, as a result of the study conducted by a national health care measurement organization. WWGH ranked among the top tier of all hospitals nationwide, achieving high marks in quality, affordability and efficiency, and patient satisfaction.
The Commonwealth Fund
Walla Walla General Hospital was featured in a study by The Commonwealth Fund entitled "Walla Walla General Hospital: Setting Staff Up for Success in Pneumonia Care." The study describes the strategies and factors that contribute to the hospital's consistent 99th percentile ranking in caring for patients with pneumonia.
Washington State Top Performer
Named a Top Performer by the Washington Hospitals Workers' Compensation Trust in 2010 and received $5,000 for our safe patient handling program.