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Adventist Health Portland Recognized for Performance Excellence

Awards & Recognition

PORTLAND, ORE—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 several areas related to the reduction of hospital-acquired infections. Specifically, recognition included:

•    Best performance in preventing hospital acquired infections – CAUTI total facility
•    Best performance in preventing hospital acquired infections – CLABSI total facility
•    Best performance in preventing hospital acquired infections – C. difficile total facility
•    Best performance in preventing hospital acquired infections – MRSA total facility

CAUTI stands for catheter-associated urinary tract infections and CLABSI represents central line-associated bloodstream infection. C. Diff and MRSA are infections that can be resistant to treatment.

“The patient care teams at Adventist Health Portland are committed to consistently providing high quality care to every patient, every time. We work incredibly hard to master the many details that prevent infections and are honored to be recognized for this,” says Cindy Nutter, chief nursing officer at Adventist Health Portland.  
Award will be formally presented in October at a special presentation in Seattle, Wash.

Adventist Health Portland 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 2017. Learn more about our quality efforts at

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
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