Thomson Top 100 Hospital
Silverton area residents have long appreciated their community hospital. Most realize that a hospital of Silverton Hospital's capabilities is a rarity in communities the size of Silverton.
An independent research organization that annually ranks hospitals based on several strict performance criteria named Silverton Hospital to its Top 100 list. Silverton was one of only three Oregon hospitals to earn the honor and is one of only two West Coast organizations to make the list in the community hospital category. Only 20 community hospitals in America made the Top 100 list.
"This award is a testament to the hard work, compassion and dedication of our employees and the entire medical community," said William Winter, Silverton Hospital CEO. "It's an honor to be part of such a capable team and rewarding to share in the recognition that Silverton Hospital has earned."
The Nation's Top 100 Hospitals ranking is published each year by Thomson, a company that compiles information on more than 6,000 hospitals using the nation's largest database of healthcare statistics. It ranks hospitals based on their performance in five categories: clinical outcomes, patient safety, operational efficiency, financial stability and growth. Winning hospitals displayed balanced organizational performance – an ability to provide sustainable and reliable healthcare services to their organizations.
Silverton Hospital also earns high marks for its ongoing efforts to offer its patients and community a higher level of care and greater breadth of services than is typically available from a small community hospital.
For example, in addition to virtually rebuilding its entire physical facility within the last decade, the hospital also has recruited several new physicians to the community to increase access to primary and specialty medical care.
An ambitious outreach program has seen the hospital bring an array of services into Woodburn, Mt. Angel and Molalla, enabling residents of those communities to stay closer to home for their healthcare needs.