(Chino, Calif., February 20, 2018) – Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC) has earned recognition as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation for their low rates of infections, complications, and readmissions from The SafeCare Group, a national organization focused on assisting hospitals in improving patient care. CVMC was ranked 18th overall in the country based on SafeCare's evaluation of thousands of hospitals across the nation.
"Our team of doctors, nurses, and staff are dedicated to always improving the care we provide our patients, and this designation confirms that our efforts have produced real results that improve lives," said James M. Lally, DO, MMM, Chief Medical Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center. "I am extremely proud of the Chino Valley team for earning this recognition."
"Our top 50 hospitals represent the top 1%, and just two percent of US hospitals earn the prestigious 100 SafeCare Hospitals distinction," said Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, Chairman and CEO of The SafeCare Group. SafeCare's metrics for the top 100 list were developed by a team of healthcare experts utilizing a framework put in place by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to evaluate hospitals in the U.S. in the three key areas of infections, complications, and readmissions. CVMC has implemented several processes to facilitate low rates of infections, complications, and readmissions, including a dedicated discharge nurse whose sole responsibility is to ensure patients have their needs met after leaving the hospital, so they are less likely to be readmitted.
"As an organization, we hold ourselves to the highest patient care standards," said Christen Grelling, MSN, FNP, PHN, Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer and Risk Manager of Chino Valley Medical Center. "We continually use data to evaluate our efforts to establish, improve, and maintain a culture of patient safety in our hospital. I am pleased our team's hard work has been recognized with this national distinction."
About Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC): CVMC, established in 1972, is a 112-bed community hospital with outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from organizations including The Leapfrog Group, US News & World Report, Healthgrades, Women's Choice Award®, and the National Research Corporation "Path to Excellence" award. CVMC provides the latest technology and services for improving lives including a da Vinci Robotic Surgery Unit and top-rated orthopedic and gastrointestinal care. Chino Valley Medical Center stands ready to serve their local community with compassionate, quality care. Nationally recognized, locally preferred, community focused. For more information, visit www.cvmc.org.