March 12, 2014

Adventist Medical Center Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals For Critical Care And Spine Surgery

Adventist Medical
Center, in Portland, Oregon,
has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for
treating Critical Care and Spine Surgery patients. Healthgrades, a leading
online resource that helps consumers search, compare, and connect with physicians
and hospitals nationwide, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals and identified the
100 best hospitals.

“We are constantly challenging ourselves to deliver the highest
quality care in a safe, timely, effective and efficient patient-centered
environment,” said Tom Russell, president and CEO of Adventist Medical Center.
Better outcomes are the result of coordinated care between patients,
physicians, nurses, therapists, and the entire caregiving team. Treating
Critical Care and Spine Surgery patients requires a highly skilled team.

“Because our mission calls us to excellence in relationships,
which translates into better patient care, our staff has adopted a practice of
treating every patient as if they were part of their own family,” continued
Russell. “This focus helps reduce infection and complication rates, resulting
in better patient outcomes.”

The hospital’s extraordinary achievement is part of findings
released in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the
, which
demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals
and its impact on health outcomes.

For example, from 2010-2012, if all hospitals performed similarly
to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives could
potentially have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have
been avoided. A five-star rating indicates that Adventist Medical Center’s
clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or
conducting the procedure being evaluated.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40
million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care
hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31
common conditions and procedures.

More information about the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014:
Healthgrades Report to the Nation
, including the complete methodology, is available at

Adventist Medical
Center (AMC)
, located in southeast Portland, is a
nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient,
outpatient, and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver
metropolitan area, and is the flagship of Adventist Health services in the
Portland area. Adventist Health-Portland is staffed by more than 2,000
employees and includes 37 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit
integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California,
Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Its workforce of 28,700 includes more than
21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded
on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate
care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health, and
physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four
joint-venture retirement centers.

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