Awards & Accreditations
Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been recognized for its outstanding commitment
to performance excellence and has received the Oregon Quality Award, which
is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award is
given to industry leaders who have achieved outstanding performance evaluations
in leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information
and analysis, human resources, process management and organizational outcomes.
Mid-Columbia Medical Center was named as one of seven Oregon companies
to demonstrate outstanding commitment to families and community. The Families
in Good Company Award is a reflection of Mid-Columbia’s dedication
to helping employees manage work and family demands, with such benefits
as flexible work schedules, job sharing, telecommuting and compressed
work weeks, on-site child care and wellness programs.
Modern Maturity magazine named Mid-Columbia Medical Center as one of 15
U.S. Hospitals with Heart. The honor is presented to hospitals whose employees,
physicians and volunteers demonstrate the following Hospitals with Heart
principles: treat everyone with dignity; share unbiased information with
patients and their families; strengthen patient’s sense of control;
and collaborate with patients, families and the broader community in deciding
how the hospital looks and functions.
Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been accredited by the Joint Commission,
a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality healthcare
services. This voluntary accreditation signifies that the hospital’s
efforts to provide highest-quality healthcare have received professional
and national recognition through stringent evaluation and consultation
from the Joint Commission.
For nearly 15 years, Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been affiliated with
the Planetree Alliance, a group of innovative hospitals and healthcare
institutions who are dedicated to implementing innovative programs to
personalize, humanize and demystify the healthcare experience for patients
and their families. Mid-Columbia was the first Alliance affiliate to adopt
and embrace, hospital-wide, Planetree’s philosophy of patient-centered
care. Considered an exemplary model of Planetree, Mid-Columbia is one
of the few affiliates to have incorporated all nine components of the
Planetree vision into its facility.