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Adventist Health Portland Recognized for Performance Excellence

Awards & Recognition

Adventist Health Portland has been named a best performer by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database. Adventist Health was recognized for excellent performance in the reduction of hospital-acquired infections, specifically for central line infections and MRSA.

“This award represents consistency in quality care and honors the dedication of our nursing teams,” says Cindy Nutter, chief nursing officer at Adventist Health Portland. “Adventist Health nurses and team members work incredibly hard to master the many details that prevent infections and they do it every day.”

Adventist Health is dedicated to providing safe care to each patient in our community and has been recognized with top marks from many national patient-safety organizations in 2016.

CALNOC is the leading provider of actionable information and research on quality indicators in nursing. CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of quality indicators in nursing, which turns patient outcome data into information for hospital leadership to help guide decisions. For more information about CALNOC, visit the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes website.

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Adventist Health Portland includes Adventist Medical Center in southeast Portland, a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It is ranked in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety. Adventist Health Medical Group represents more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians who treat and admit their patients to Adventist Medical Center.

Adventist Health services in Portland are part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,700 includes more than 23,400 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,300 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit for more information.