Faith in Improvement

Winning awards validates our hard work. But that’s not enough.

Our goal every day is to look for ways we can serve our patients even better. That means everyone at Adventist Health is part of our quality improvement team.nurse with patient in waiting room

Compared to the Best of the Best

We want to know how we stack up against the nation’s A+ hospitals. That's why Adventist Health uses Premier QUEST standards to see how we are doing compared to about 300 of the country’s top-performing hospitals. We also participate in registry databases and coordinate with organization’s like the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation. Our providers and outpatient outcomes are measured by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Trends in Health Care Improvement

  • Evidenced-based care
    Our care models are based on nationally researched evidence that shows how we can give our patients the best outcomes through the best care in hospital and clinic settings.
  • Safety and harm prevention
    We’ve established an entire culture of safety, where every employee is expected to follow the correct protocols and is empowered to ask important, lifesaving questions.
  • Preventable mortality
    Health risk factors combined with specific health conditions mean the odds are stacked against some of our patients before we ever see them in the hospital. Where the speed and quality of our care have succeeded in saving these lives, we have achieved preventable mortality.
  • Right care in the right setting
    Because we are on a mission to truly heal our patients, our goal is to make sure they are receiving the right care at the right time in the right setting.
  • Patient-centered clinic care
    In order to provide truly whole-person care, our primary care clinics are passionate about being certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Our comprehensive clinic care means better follow-up after hospitalizations, lower rates of hospital readmission and reduced costs overall for our patients. And our patients like the service we provide—more than 90 percent would recommend their Adventist Health provider’s office to family and friends.