West Valley Medical Center October 20, 2015

Caldwell, ID — West Valley Medical Center has once again been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery. Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 100 best hospitals for each procedure.

This is the third year in a row (2014-2016) West Valley has been named to the top 100 hospitals for prostate surgery by Healthgrades. The Caldwell hospital also received five-star designation for prostate removal surgery for a fourth consecutive year (2013-2016) and Healthgrades’ Prostate Surgery Excellence Award for a third time (2014-2016). The latter award places West Valley in the top 10 percent of hospitals for prostate surgery nationwide.

In addition to its prostate care, West Valley received its second five-star designation (2015-2016) for its excellence in total knee replacement surgery.

West Valley’s orthopedic surgeons perform more than 1,800 surgeries each year at the hospital. These surgeons have extensive experience with total joint replacements of the knee, hip and shoulder. Additionally, West Valley’s extremity specialists offer advanced services for the shoulder, elbow and hand, including tendon and nerve repair, and an orthopedic service line coordinator follows patients through every step of their stay to maximize recovery.

“We are very proud to once again earn these designations from this nationally recognized group; it exemplifies our commitment to quality and our passion for providing the best to our growing community,” said Shawn Lindsay, executive director of perioperative services for West Valley. “We thank our physicians and staff for fostering a safe and healing environment for our patients.” West Valley was also honored with two new five-star designations for the treatment of sepsis and bowel obstruction (2016)

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2016: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.