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Awards

Northern Arizona Healthcare recognized nationally as leader in driving organizational and employee commitment
Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center have been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2013 Excellence in Engagement Award.

Healthgrades. VVMC is ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. by Healthgrades. This is the 5th year in a row VVMC has been recognized by Healthgrades for patient safety excellence. VVMC is one of 21 hospitals in the U.S. to have won this award five years in a row.

Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards. VVMC was one of only 10 hospitals in the U.S. to be recognized by Amerinet, and was a standout in the Quality/Patient Care Delivery category, winning two awards for reducing central line bloodstream infections implementing a “whole hospital” concept, creating Team VVMC.

American Hospital Association presentation in Washington, D.C.  In January, 2013, VVMC was one of two hospitals chosen by the AHA to present at a national meeting. We were invited because of our demonstrated success and commitment to the health of patients as evidenced by our safety and quality metrics and our positive patient outcomes.

Leapfrog Group. VVMC received “A” grades in 2012 and 2013 for safety, quality of care and patient outcomes.

Becker’s Hospital Review. VVMC was named one of “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. in the June 2012 issue. VVMC was one of only three hospitals in Arizona to make the prestigious list.

U.S. News and World Report. The publication named VVMC a high-performing regional hospital in their 2011-2012 list of best regional hospitals.

American Heart Association. VVMC has achieved Get With The Guidelines gold and silver awards for multiple years in the areas of treating stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure patients.

Professional Research Consultants. VVMC has earned platinum, gold, silver, 5-star and 4-star awards for 12 consecutive years for customer service and quality of care. In 2013, VVMC received 13 awards. EntireCare Outpatient Therapy earned the Platinum Achievement Award and both Environmental Services and Outpatient Surgical Services earned Gold Achievement Awards.

Modern Healthcare. Northern Arizona Healthcare was ranked among the nation’s top performing healthcare systems in the U.S., as reported in Modern Healthcare. The April 15 edition lists NAH in the top 20 percent of more than 325 healthcare systems and 2,200 member hospitals in a recent study by Truven Health Analytics. NAH joins 21 other small hospital systems from throughout the U.S. in the ranking. Only one other small hospital system in Arizona was recognized.

Verde Valley Medical Center awarded ‘A’ grade for patient safety and quality of care in 2012
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety and quality of care by the Leapfrog Group based on 26 different measures of safety. VVMC was recognized by the Leapfrog Group for its demonstrated commitment to the health of its patients through safety, quality of care and positive patient outcomes.

VVMC receives 2010 Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is one of 135 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s 2010 Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award. This is the third year in a row VVMC has received the gold award.

VVMC receives Showcase in Excellence Award - December 19, 2008
The Joint Replacement Program at Verde Valley Medical Center has been awarded a 2008 Showcase in Excellence Award by the Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA). VVMC is the only hospital in Arizona to receive the award. This recognition is presented to organizations that demonstrate innovation, excellence in comparison to peers, or overall exceptional performance.

VVMC receives national 2008 Gold Award - August 5, 2008
Verde Valley Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in Arizona to receive a 2008 Gold Award and be recognized in the July 14 U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Hospitals issue by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) program announcement for performance achievement award winners in cardiac and stroke patient care. VVMC’s Gold Award demonstrates sustained performance (two or more years at 85 percent or higher adherence) to all performance measures for coronary artery disease. 

VVMC receives 2007 Employer Excellence Award - October 16, 2007
Verde Valley Medical center has been awarded the 2007 Employer Excellence Award by the Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA). Only one State healthcare facility in honored with this award once every two years for outstanding support of nursing leadership and creating a professional environment of nursing practice, education and excellence.


Other Awards & Accreditations

  • Verde Valley Medical Center is ranked as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. (March 2012)
  • Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program was recertified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). (September 2011)
  • Verde Valley Medical Center is accreditated in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). (September 2011)
  • Verde Valley Medical Center receives accreditation from DNV Healthcare. (July 2011)