West Chester Hospital

7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 | 513-298-3000

Awards and Recognition

West Chester Hospital is proud to have received numerous recognitions by third-party health care review organizations for our outstanding dedication to excellent patient care. Such awards and recognition include:

2017

  • Recognized by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program for Maternity for demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely, effectively and cost-efficiently
  • Received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award, for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks
  • Named as one of Ohio Business Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Ohio
  • Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Selected as an Enquirer Media Top Workplace for 2017
  • Received “A” grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for 3rd consecutive year
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 6th consecutive year (2012-2017)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence™ for 2 Years in a Row (2016-2017), placing us among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance
  • Healthgrades 2017 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row
  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for:
    • Pulmonary Care™ for 2 Years in a Row
    • Gastrointestinal Care™
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for:
    • Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row
    • Overall GI Services in 2017
    • GI Medical Treatment for 2 Years in a Row
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for:
    • Coronary Interventional Procedures
    • Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row
    • Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row
    • GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for:
    • Coronary Interventional Procedures
    • Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Stroke in 2017
    • Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 4 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of GI Bleed for 3 Years in a Row
    • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction
    • Treatment of Sepsis
    • Treatment of Respiratory Failure

2016

  • Received “A” rating in patient safety by Leapfrog Hospital Survey
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named West Chester Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • Healthgrades® 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (places WCH in the Top 5% of Hospitals for Patient Experience)
  • Healthgrades® 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (places WCH in the Top 5% of Hospitals for Clinical Performance)
  • West Chester Hospital Sleep Medicine Center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for a period of five years
  • Distinguished by Healthgrades® in the following areas:
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2014-2016)
    • Five-Star Rating for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2014-2016)
    • Five-Star Rating for the Treatment of Pneumonia (2014-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack (2014 – 2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure
    • Five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2014 – 2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleeds (2015-2016)
    • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

2015

  • Named a 2015 Success Story Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. for the hospital’s new and improved nurse staffing model
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named West Chester Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Named to the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® list by The Joint Commission, the major accreditor of U.S. health care programs
  • Recognized in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
  • Received American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award
  • Achieved Level III Trauma Center verification
  • Designated an Aetna Bariatric Institute of Quality
  • Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Received Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for fourth consecutive year (2012-2015)
  • West Chester Hospital is Greater Cincinnati’s only hospital to receive the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award for three years in a row (2013-2015). This distinction ranks West Chester Hospital among the nation’s Top 10 percent for Spine Surgery.
  • Achieved 5-Star ratings for “Total Hip Replacement” and “Spinal Fusion Surgery” from Healthgrades.
  • Recognized by Healthgrades® in the following areas:
    • GI – Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, Small Intestine Surgeries, Colorectal Surgeries, Bowel Obstruction, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal Bleed, Gallbladder Removal Surgery
    • Critical Care – Pulmonary Embolism, Diabetic Emergencies, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure
    • Pulmonary – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pneumonia
    • Prostate Surgeries – Prostate Removal Surgery, Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery
    • Appendectomy
  • Distinguished by Healthgrades in the following areas:
    • Pulmonary: Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award; Ranked Among Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services; Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia
    • GI: Five Star Rated for GI Bleed; Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Services

2014

  • Received Healthgrades® 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (third consecutive year)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades “Spine Surgery Excellence Award™” for the second consecutive year (2013-2014)
    • Named Among Top 10% in Nation for Spine Surgery by Healthgrades (second consecutive year)
    • Ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Spine Surgery in 2014 by Healthgrades
    • Five-Star recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for the second consecutive year by Healthgrades (2013-2014)
  • Received Healthgrades 2013 “Patient Safety Excellence Award™” and ranked in Top 5% in U.S. for Patient Safety
  • Received Angie’s List Super Service Award (Second Consecutive Year)
  • Recognized for excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

2013

  • Dr. Kevin Joseph, WCH President and CEO, Named to National 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 List by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Received “A” grade in patient safety from Leapfrog – an independent safety analysis organization.
  • Recipient of a “Top Twenty Percent Award” from the Ohio Hospital Association
  • Received provisional Level III Trauma Center verification
  • West Chester Hospital Surgical Center named a Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” Award Winner (2013)
  • West Chester Hospital ranked #7 out of 38 hospitals in Cincinnati by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked #26 out of 230 hospitals in Ohio. U.S. News also recognized WCH’s orthopaedics and nephrology programs, as well as noting the hospital’s high patient safety scores.
  • Received 2013 Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award
  • Earned Angie’s List Super Service Award (only Cincinnati hospital to receive the award) (2013)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named West Chester Hospital a Blue Distinction Center in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement, with a Quality Distinction (2013)
  • Recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for 2012-2013 by Healthgrades (Only hospital in Gr. Cincinnati region to receive the Healthgrades Quality Award for Spine Surgery)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award, 2013
    • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the nation for Spine Surgery, 2013
    • Ranked Among the Top 5 on Ohio for Spine Surgery, 2013
    • Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion), 2013

2012

  • Named “2012 Large Business of the Year” as part of the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce 2012 Local Business Awards.
  • Received 2012 Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
  • Received “A” grade in patient safety from Leapfrog – an independent safety analysis organization.  One of only three hospitals in the Gr. Cincinnati region to receive the top rating. (June 2012)
  • Recognized by Butler County United Way as a Top 10 Contributing Company for outstanding support. (April 2012)
  • Received Emergency Center of Excellence certification for Emergency Department by Emergency Excellence (EmEx), an independent rating organization
    • One of two in Ohio to receive this recognition. (March 2012)
  • One of first hospitals in Cincinnati to perform Single-Site da Vinci Robotic Surgery for gallbladder removal. (April 2012)
  • Performed 1st Robotic-Assisted Gastric Band Placement in Ohio. (January 2012)

2011

  • Launched “Greening the OR” program to reduce surgical waste. 3+ tons of waste diverted in first 9 months. (September 2011)
  • Opened outpatient pharmacy and pharmacotherapy clinic. (September 2011)
  • Received EPA ENERGY STAR Certification – one of less than 100 hospitals in the U.S. to earn the designation. (September 2011)
  • Introduced da Vinci Si Surgical System for gynecologic, oncologic/gynecologic, urologic, weight loss and general surgery. (May 2011)

2009-2010

  • Received recognition by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – one of only two hospitals in Ohio to do so. (March 2010)
  • Named one of Best Places to Work by Cincinnati Business Courier. (2010)
  • Named one of Top Workplaces by Enquirer Media. (2010)
  • Received multiple American College of Radiology accreditations, including: CT scanning, MRI, ultrasound, breast ultrasound, vascular imaging, digital mammography, and nuclear medicine imaging.
  • Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores consistently rank in the 90th percentile or higher
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    7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 | 513-298-3000