PVH scores exceed benchmarks, again

Register Staff

August 28, 2013

POINT PLEASANT — For the second year in a row, Pleasant Valley Hospital met or exceeded National and West Virginia benchmarks in both patient satisfaction and standards of care categories.

PVH patient satisfaction and core measures (standards of care) scores have been added to Medicare’s Hospital Compare website. Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can help consumers make informed decisions about health care. Hospital Compare allows consumers to select multiple hospitals and directly compare performance measures information related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery, and other conditions.

These results are organized by: Survey of Patients’ Experiences, Timely and Effective Care, Readmissions, Complications, Deaths, Use of Medical Imaging, Linking Quality to Payment, and Medicare Volume. To view PVH’s and other area hospital scores, visit

Established in 1959, PVH is a not-for-profit healthcare system that provides community-oriented healthcare for Mason and Jackson counties in West Virginia and the counties of Gallia and Meigs in Ohio. This 201-bed facility offers a full spectrum of services and includes a 101-bed acute care facility, a 100-bed nursing and rehabilitation center, three medical equipment sites and a wellness center (open to the public).

PVH has over 40 practicing physicians and provides general services to the community including OB-GYN, radiology, emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient surgery, neurology, sleep studies, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, oncology/hematology, otolaryngology, home health, hospice, and a full-range of rehabilitation services. Radiology services include CT with virtual colonoscopy and 64-Slice CT cardiac, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography. PVH also operates 15 medical clinics.