• Avista Hospital Awards & Accreditations

  • Award Winning Care

    Avista Adventist Hospital has developed a reputation for providing exceptional patient care and outcomes. During the past year, we built upon that long-standing reputation by earning several new high profile awards and accreditations from nationally recognized experts.

    Behind each of these awards, you’ll discover our commitment to consistently put patients first and provide the highest level of expertise and care.

  • Cardiac and Stoke – Awards & Accreditations

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2017Avista Adventist Hospital earned the following Five-Star Recipient award from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2017
    Chest Pain CenterThe Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) validates that Avista Adventist Hospital has demonstrated a higher level of expertise in assessing, diagnosing and caring for patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. The accreditation means Avista Hospital uses protocols developed by leading experts in cardiac care and has adopted the healthcare industry’s most successful practices. This advanced standard of care is aimed at reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment, and ensuring patients receive care during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved.
    The Joint CommissionAvista Adventist Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for certification as a Primary Stroke Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. This advanced certification award recognizes Avista Adventist Hospital’s exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

    The Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the America Stroke Association’s statements and guidelines for stroke care.

    Avista Adventist Hospital received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award for stroke care. The Women’s Choice Award seal is the only credential that integrates clinical excellence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and consumer experience. In order to be eligible for this award, hospitals must be accredited by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Care Stroke Center or an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

  • Critical Care, Gastrointestinal and Pulmonary – Awards & Accreditations

  • Avista Adventist Hospital earned the following Five-Star Recipient awards from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)


    Healthgrades awards are based on clinical outcomes that take into account risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. The annual performance evaluation encompasses some 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

     Five-Star Treatment of Pneumonia (3 years in a row, 2015-2017)    Five-Star Treatment of Sepsis (3 years in a row, 2015-2017)

    The recognition program is specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in all settings in the United States. It honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infection control guidelines.
  • Ortho & Spine – Awards & Accreditations

  • The Joint CommissionAvista Adventist Hospital was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Spine Surgery Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Avista Adventist Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
    The Joint CommissionAvista Adventist Hospital was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Knee Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Avista Adventist Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
    The Joint CommissionAvista Adventist Hospital was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Hip Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Avista Adventist Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

    Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award (2017)Avista Adventist Hospital earned the following Five-Star Recipient award from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:

    • Joint Replacement Excellence Award 2017
    • Five-Star for Total Knee Replacement (2 years in a row, 2016-2017)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement 2017

    Aetna Institutes of QualityAetna Institute of Quality® recognizes Avista Adventist Hospital for consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for Orthopedic IOQ - Spine.
    Inpatient Orthopedics – Total Joint Center – Unit Specific Award
  • Women’s Health – Awards & Accreditations

  • COEMIG AwardAvista Adventist Hospital holds the prestigious designation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Surgical Review Corporation. The COEMIG program is focused on improving the safety and quality of gynecologic patient  care. Achieving COEMIG, places Avista as an international leader in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. Compared to traditional surgery, patients who undergo minimally invasive procedures experience less pain, reduced blood loss, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.
    The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that is evidence-based and focuses on female patient satisfaction. Avista Adventist Hospital ranked above the national average for patient recommendations, as indicated by the data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. Additional considerations included: having a NICU on-site, low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%) as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.
    Womens Choice Award 2016Avista Adventist Hospital has received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women. This distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
    IBCLC AwardAvista has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families. In addition, the award recognizes the commitment of Avista Adventist Hospital’s New Life Center to activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
    The Joint CommissionThe Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for the Avista Adventist Hospital New Life Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in normal delivery care.

    Avista Adventist Hospital earned the following Five-Star Recipient award from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:

    • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery in 2015

    Healthgrades awards are based on clinical outcomes that take into account risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. The annual performance evaluation encompasses some 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

    Avista Adventist Hospital’s New Life Program has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Plus Center by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for delivering maternity care safely, effectively and cost efficiently.
  • Overall Excellence and Patient Safety Awards

  • The Joint CommissionAvista Adventist Hospital was named a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.  Avista is one of only 1,043 hospitals in the country to achieve this distinction. Avista was recognized for its achievement on the following accountability measure sets: heart attack; pneumonia; surgical care; immunization; and perinatal care.

    Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience in 2015Avista Adventist Hospital earned the following Five-Star Recipient award from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:

    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience in 2015
    • 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
    • 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™



    Healthgrades awards are based on clinical outcomes that take into account risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. The annual performance evaluation encompasses some 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

    Avista Adventist Hospital received an "A" for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospital performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers.

    Overall Inpatient Experience (HCAHPS) Medium Hospital 100 – 249 best
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