Over the years, Confluence Health has been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to quality, safety, innovations, and excellence. The following are a few of our more recent recognitions:
100 SafeCare Hospitals – In 2017, The SafeCare Group recognized Central Washington Hospital as a 100 SafeCare Hospital. This achievement recognizes the top 2 percent of all US hospitals, representing the nation’s top performing hospitals in 40 evidenced-based metrics of CMS HVBP, HRRP, and HACRP. Central Washington Hospital was selected based upon superior performance with HCAHPS, Process and Outcomes measures, 30-Day mortality rates. 30-Day Readmissions, Complications Rates in medical and Surgical Care, Medical and Surgical Infections.
Healthgrades – America’s 100 Best; Joint Replacement – The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in knee replacement and hip replacement. Patients who have these surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
Healthgrades – America’s 100 Best; Spine Surgery – The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in back and neck surgeries and in spinal fusion procedures. Patients who have these procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
Healthgrades – Vascular Surgery Excellence Award – The Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery. Patients who have these procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
The Rehabilitation Center at Wenatchee Valley Hospital recently had its inpatient rehabilitation program reaccredited for a three-year period by CARF—the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities—which is an independent, nonprofit, international accreditor of health and human services. Additionally, the Rehabilitation Center was accredited by CARF as a Stroke Specialty Program, which was the first time the hospital received that designation.
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first-ever star ratings for overall hospital quality nationwide. The overall star rating is based on 64 quality measures from seven categories. Central Washington Hospital was one of 10 hospitals in Washington State to earn a four-star rating, and was the only hospital in Central Washington to receive this accolade.
American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award — Recognizes Central Washington Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care for heart attack patients.
Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target Stroke: Honor Roll by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association — Recognizes Central Washington Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients
Commission on Cancer accreditation, which accredits cancer care programs in the United States. The combined inpatient and outpatient program received full accreditation with seven areas of commendation and four areas of best practice (nursing care, survivorship program, genetics counseling and palliative care).
Anticoagulation Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum — This honor demonstrates Confluence Health’s goal of offering the highest level of care and the best possible outcomes for patients taking antithrombotic medications.
In 2016, Confluence Health earned the nation’s top distinction for patient safety with an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The “A” recognizes our high standards in patient safety.