Upper Valley Medical Center earns Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award


TROY – Upper Valley Medical Center has received several accolades as part of Healthgrades’ latest quality achievement awards.

The hospital received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and is among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety for the second year in a row.

UVMC also was named a Five-Star recipient for esophageal/stomach surgeries and heart attack treatment.

“Upper Valley Medical Center continually strives for excellence, and we are proud to see those efforts earn national recognition,” said Tom Parker, president of the hospital. “These distinctions demonstrate that Premier Health is committed to providing high-quality patient care.”

Healthgrades evaluates hospital quality solely based on clinical outcomes, adjusting for risk factors such as patient age, gender and medical condition.