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PMC recoginition award

Portneuf Medical Center was ranked the best hospital in Eastern Idaho by a national magazine and our joint commission scores gave us a national safety and quality award that was one of the highest in the country. In fact, PMC was the only hospital in Eastern Idaho to receive an award for quality and safety. As a comprehensive regional referral hospital, we are proud to offer world class health care right here at home. Our unwavering commitment and dedication to provide extraordinary health care to our patients and their families is consistently recognized on a national level. At home, we remain on the forefront of innovation and quality care because we recognized that the families we care for are not just our patients, but they are our neighbors, our relatives and our friends.

As a partner in your health, we are continually reminded that our growth, expansion, decisions and goals must also focus on your needs and the collective needs of all who live in the communities we serve. We firmly believe you get better care at home and our goal is to excel and provide the services that are important in our community.

PMC recoginition award

As such, we are continually expanding the scope of services and recruiting world class physicians to our region. We offer a broad spectrum of health services including specialized adult, pediatric and infant care; inpatient and outpatient service; along with diagnostic, medical, surgical and emergency care. As a regional referral center, we consult with other professionals to raise the bar and deliver the best care to each patient. We are a place of healing, caring and connection and together our staff and physicians are committed to caring for area families not only with the latest healthcare technology and procedures, but also with the highest level of compassion and individual attention. When you are at PMC, you are part of our family and here you can get all the quality and skill offered by a larger hospital with the local atmosphere and local support.

At PMC, we have made investments in new technologies used for the detection and treatment of heart disease, cancer and other conditions. PMC has consistently been accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare monitoring organization and maintains a Gold Seal of Approval, which means that we are committed to “providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.” We recently received recognition as a level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. We provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, emergency operations and stabilization through the prompt availability of surgeons and specialists. As mentioned, PMC has been recognized as one of American’s Best Hospitals.

PMC recoginition award

Our award winning and nationally recognized cardiology, cardiac surgical, orthopedics, general surgery, emergency service, urology, rehabilitation and outpatient surgery services care for patients throughout our region. In addition, our wide array of multi-specialty physicians and clinicians offer services ranging from cancer, Ob/Gyn, general surgery, women’s health, internal medicine, cardiac and vascular care, pediatrics, neonatology, sleep medicine, psychiatric care, pulmonary medicine, comprehensive behavioral health, physical therapy, neurology and educational seminars and support groups.

While we are proud of our full range of diagnostic and medical services, as well as many specialty services, we are fortunate to have a strong educational emphasis here at PMC. We invite you to participate and learn more by attending one of our educational seminars, topics throughout the year focus on a wide variety of health conditions. Stay committed to your health by participating in our community health fair and, if needed, become involved in one of our comprehensive and active support groups.

As we prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead, we will continue to provide exceptional health care and focus on the needs of our patients and our community. Whether you need to find a physician, are preparing for a medical procedure or are simply interested in learning more about optimizing your health and wellness, we are here to help you make healthy choices for you and your family.

Working together, we will continue to provide the highest quality healthcare for generations to come.

PMC receives national recognition for rare award

Local News 8 - November 18, 2014

POCATELLO, Idaho - On Tuesday afternoon, the Portneuf Medical Center's lobby was packed full of people, not patients, waiting to hear the hospital's big announcement.

Hospital administrators, staff members, and physicians lined the room to announce the joint hospital commission has awarded Portneuf the Top Performer in Key Quality Measures award, which is a national title showing the hospital has provided evidence-based interventions that would increase the likelihood of recovery for its patients.

Hospital CEO Dan Ordyna said this is the first time PMC has received this award, which ranks it among the nation's most elite hospitals when it comes to patient care.

"There are only 1,200 hospitals nationwide that have received this recognition and only three other hospitals in the state of Idaho," Ordyna pointed-out. "The key quality measures we are being recognized for are: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. There's just quite a bit that people have to do to make sure everyone is safe when they receive care and it takes a huge team to make that happen."

Ordyna said the hospital's emergency room sees roughly 35,000 patients every year, and a significant number of them complain about having chest pain.

Dr. Jacob DeLaRosa is the director of cardiology at the hospital and said this award justifies the years of hard work the staff puts in.

"It's about everything we've been pushing for the past ten years in regards to changing perspectives and changing the safety profiles here in the hospital and even the thinking of everyone who takes care of patients," DeLaRosa said.

In this past year PMC has also invested in a hybrid operating room, which is how doctors are able to perform trans-catheter valve procedures without cutting into the chest. DeLaRosa said this is the only hospital who has this technology in southeastern Idaho.

PMC achieves 'Top Performer' status

Idaho State Journal - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

POCATELLO — Doctors, nurses, support staff and administrators filled the lobby of Portneuf Medical Center Tuesday morning to hear PMC's Chief Executive Officer Dan Ordyna share the news that the hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a top performer for 2013.

“We have been recognized by The Joint Commission as leading things nationally,” Ordyna said.

Ordyna said the status given PMC is the equivalent of receiving the hospital industry's “seal of good housekeeping.”

“We are the first hospital and the only one in Eastern Idaho to reach this designation,” Ordyna told his staff. “The community needs to know that when they come to Portneuf they're going to to receive world class care.”

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. With on-site visits that last a week, the organization surveys hospital for accreditation every three years, according to PMC marketing director Brenda Stanley.

Medical staff president at PMC, Dr. Daniel Snell, said the process of achieving this accreditation status has been ongoing. “It started years ago with creating a culture of safety and patient care,” Snell said. “We have people focused on one thing — that's patient safety.”

Now that PMC has been designated a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, it will be included in that organization's “Americas Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” annual report.

PMC was singled out for four separate measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Ordyna said the accomplishment was made possible because of the dedication of everyone who works at PMC.

“We have something fantastic here at Portneuf,” Ordyna said. “It takes a team effort to pull this off.”