West Valley Hospital recognized as top performing critical access hospital for Medicare Quality Improvement Program

The Oregon Office of Rural Health has recognized West Valley Hospital as the top performing Critical Access Hospital for the second year in a row. 

"We're proud of our reporting team and our Lean problem-solving culture here at the hospital," said Bruce Rodgers, West Valley Hospital chief administrative officer. "Understanding our quality measures shows us our successes and opportunities for improvement. It's all part of getting better every day." 

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy created the Medicare Quality Improvement Program in 2011 to implement quality measures focused on low volume Critical Access Hospitals. MBQIP helps these small hospitals look at the quality measures that fit best and to develop quality improvement activities that ensure the highest quality of care to their patients. MBQIP is voluntary and all 25 of Oregon's CAHs participate. It's a proactive approach to ensure CAHs are prepared to meet future reporting requirements as well as performance-based payment models. 

West Valley Hospital is the Dallas, OR campus of Salem Health, which offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Health comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit us at; "Like" us on; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at 

Pictured: Jennifer Broadus, Director of Clinical Operations at West Valley Hospital

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