Awards and Recognition

West Chester Hospital is proud to have received numerous recognitions by third-party health care review organizations for our outstanding dedication to excellent patient care. Such awards and recognition include:

 


2020

  • West Chester Hospital has been selected as an Enquirer Media Top Workplaces for employment in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions for 2020. This is the seventh year that the hospital has received this recognition – West Chester Hospital was previously placed on the list in 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • West Chester Hospital is one of Ohio Business Magazine’s 2020 Best Workplaces in Ohio for the fourth consecutive year (2017-2020). Only 75 companies in the state of Ohio are included on this list.

Cardiac

  • Named among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services for three years in a row (2018-2020)
  • Named among the top 10% in the nation for coronary interventional procedures for four years in a row (2017-2020)

Neurosciences

  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for treatment of stroke for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Named among the top 10% in the nation for treatment of stroke for three years in a row (2018-2020)

Pulmonary

  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for overall pulmonary services for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Named among the top 10% in the nation for overall pulmonary services for seven years in a row (2014-2020)

 

2019

  • West Chester Hospital and the UC Health Weight Loss Center participated in a MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) site review in late September. At the completion of the survey, West Chester Hospital was again recognized as a “comprehensive center.” The hospital has held the accreditation for six years.
  • West Chester Hospital’s primary stroke center re-certification survey confirmed that the hospital possessesthe resources and processes to care for those experiencing an acute stroke. As a result, the West Chester Hospital stroke program received certification for two years.
  • Vizient—the largest member-driven, healthcare performance improvement company in the country—issued their 2019 Quality & Accountability Performance Scorecard Star Ratings. West Chester Hospital increased from three stars to four stars. Ambulatory services went up from two stars to three.
  • For the sixth time – and fourth consecutive year – West Chester Hospital is named to The Cincinnati Enquirer’s 2019 Top Workplaces list, which recognizes companies with the most engaged, satisfied workforces.
  • West Chester Hospital has been approved for the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus award the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes West Chester Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that every stroke patient receives treatment according to nationally accepted recommendations and standards.
  • Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement award. This award recognizes West Chester Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that every heart failure patient receives treatment according to nationally accepted recommendations and standards.

 

2018

  • U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospital” rankings:
    • West Chester Hospital was named “high performing” for Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)—making us the hospital with the most high performing specialties within Butler and Warren counties.
  • Named a Top Workplace by Cincinnati Enquirer for fifth consecutive year – 1 of 15 organizations included within the large business category and the only hospital featured on this list.
  • Selected as one of the Best Workplaces in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine
  • Re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma
  • Cardiac
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2018
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2018
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 5 Years in a Row (2014-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2016-2018)
  • Neurosciences
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Pulmonary
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2016-2018)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2014-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 5 Years in a Row (2014-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2014-2018)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2016-2018)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 3 Years in a Row (2016-2018)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2018
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 4 Years in a Row (2015-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 4 Years in a Row (2015-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2018
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)

2017

  • Recipient of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
  • Recipient of Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), recognized or superior nursing processes and quality patient care, which leads to the highest levels of safety, quality and patient satisfaction.2017 Innovative Business of the Year Award – Presented to West Chester Hospital by the Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce.
  • Recognized by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program for Maternity for demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely, effectively and cost-efficiently
  • Received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award, for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks
  • Named as one of Ohio Business Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Ohio
  • Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Selected as an Enquirer Media Top Workplace for 2017
  • Received “A” grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for 3rd consecutive year
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for:
    • Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row
    • Overall GI Services in 2017
    • GI Medical Treatment for 2 Years in a Row
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for:
    • Coronary Interventional Procedures
    • Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row
    • Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row
    • GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for:
    • Coronary Interventional Procedures
    • Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Stroke in 2017
    • Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 4 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of GI Bleed for 3 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction
    • Treatment of Sepsis
    • Treatment of Respiratory Failure

2016

  • Received “A” rating in patient safety by Leapfrog Hospital Survey
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named West Chester Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • West Chester Hospital Sleep Medicine Center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for a period of five years

2015

  • Named a 2015 Success Story Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. for the hospital’s new and improved nurse staffing model
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named West Chester Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Named to the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® list by The Joint Commission, the major accreditor of U.S. health care programs
  • Recognized in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
  • Received American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award
  • Achieved Level III Trauma Center verification
  • Designated an Aetna Bariatric Institute of Quality
  • Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

2014

  • Received Angie’s List Super Service Award (Second Consecutive Year)
  • Recognized for excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

2013

  • Dr. Kevin Joseph, WCH President and CEO, Named to National 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 List by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Received “A” grade in patient safety from Leapfrog – an independent safety analysis organization.
  • Recipient of a “Top Twenty Percent Award” from the Ohio Hospital Association
  • Received provisional Level III Trauma Center verification
  • West Chester Hospital Surgical Center named a Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” Award Winner (2013)
  • West Chester Hospital ranked #7 out of 38 hospitals in Cincinnati by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked #26 out of 230 hospitals in Ohio. U.S. News also recognized WCH’s orthopaedics and nephrology programs, as well as noting the hospital’s high patient safety scores.
  • Earned Angie’s List Super Service Award (only Cincinnati hospital to receive the award) (2013)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named West Chester Hospital a Blue Distinction Center in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement, with a Quality Distinction (2013)2012
  • Named “2012 Large Business of the Year” as part of the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce 2012 Local Business Awards.
  • Received “A” grade in patient safety from Leapfrog – an independent safety analysis organization.  One of only three hospitals in the Gr. Cincinnati region to receive the top rating. (June 2012)
  • Recognized by Butler County United Way as a Top 10 Contributing Company for outstanding support. (April 2012)
  • Received Emergency Center of Excellence certification for Emergency Department by Emergency Excellence (EmEx), an independent rating organization
    • One of two in Ohio to receive this recognition. (March 2012)
  • One of first hospitals in Cincinnati to perform Single-Site da Vinci Robotic Surgery for gallbladder removal. (April 2012)
  • Performed 1st Robotic-Assisted Gastric Band Placement in Ohio. (January 2012)

2011

  • Launched “Greening the OR” program to reduce surgical waste. 3+ tons of waste diverted in first 9 months. (September 2011)
  • Opened outpatient pharmacy and pharmacotherapy clinic. (September 2011)
  • Received EPA ENERGY STAR Certification – one of less than 100 hospitals in the U.S. to earn the designation. (September 2011)
  • Introduced da Vinci Si Surgical System for gynecologic, oncologic/gynecologic, urologic, weight loss and general surgery. (May 2011)

2009-2010

  • Received recognition by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – one of only two hospitals in Ohio to do so. (March 2010)
  • Named one of Best Places to Work by Cincinnati Business Courier. (2010)
  • Named one of Top Workplaces by Enquirer Media. (2010)
  • Received multiple American College of Radiology accreditations, including: CT scanning, MRI, ultrasound, breast ultrasound, vascular imaging, digital mammography, and nuclear medicine imaging.
  • Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores consistently rank in the 90th percentile or higher

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