central valley awards


Adventist Health in the Central Valley is honored to be recognized for our commitment to providing safe, high-quality care to the communities we serve across the Central Valley.

In spring 2021, Adventist Health Hanford and Adventist Health Selma earned “A” grades in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, which is an independent organization committed to quality healthcare and safety. The national distinction recognizes our hospitals’ achievements to protect patients from harm and is based on our performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The award is Adventist Health Hanford’s fourth “A” grade and Adventist Health Selma’s seventh “A” grade. Adventist Health Reedley and Adventist Health Tulare did not have enough data to participate in the survey.

This year, Healthgrades awarded Adventist Health Reedley 5-stars for treatment of pneumonia and Adventist Health Hanford 5-stars for treatment of heart attack and gallbladder surgery. Healthgrades is a U.S. company that provides information about physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.

In 2020, we earned the following awards:

Adventist Health Hanford – The Leapfrog Group “A” grades in patient safety for fall and spring

Adventist Health Selma – The Leapfrog Group “A” grade in patient safety for fall 2020

Adventist Health in the Central Valley - Opioid Care and Patient Safety Honor Roll from the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency, Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and Cal Hospital Compare (CHC). In order to earn the Opioid Care Honor Roll, hospitals must score > 21 points on the 2020 Opioid Management Hospital Self-Assessment and at least one point in each of the following four domains: safe and effective opioid use, identifying and treating patients with opioid use disorder, overdose prevention and applying cross-cutting opioid management best practices. The Patient Safety Honor Roll means our hospitals have a high patient safety profile in comparison to other hospitals across a variety of domains including hospital acquired infections, adverse events, sepsis management and patient experience.

Adventist Health Hanford - Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as well as the association’s Target Type 2 Honor Roll Award.

Employee Training

The patient experience is so important to Adventist Health in the Central Valley that all current and new employees receive training on how to be more empathetic in the workplace and how to exceed the expectations of patients and visitors.

Quality Systems

The hospitals in recent years also have added staff members to track data on practices and outcomes to ensure that patients receive the best care. They also chartered four teams to evaluate and improve procedures and communication to enhance patient care.

Recognition Programs

Another way that Adventist Health fosters quality is through a recognition program, whereby employees or patients may submit a story detailing how an employee demonstrated service excellence.