West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell stands as Idaho’s sole hospital to be recognized among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation, as determined by an independent quality analysis conducted by PINC AI and reported by Fortune. This marks the eighth time West Valley has achieved this distinction, and the hospital has further distinguished itself by being in the top 30 on the list, earning an Everest Award.
Organizations do not apply to participate in the study. According to PINC AI, the selection process relies on an objective, data-driven assessment of publicly available information to identify the leading hospitals in the United States. This initiative leverages transparent, unbiased data to inform strategies for sustained performance improvement.
“Our continued recognition on this Top 100 list speaks to the work of our colleagues and their steadfast focus on quality and patient safety,” said Travis Leach, CEO at West Valley Medical Center. “Our care team strives to make a real difference in the lives of every patient we serve. This award reflects their exceptional efforts, now more than ever, in creating a safe environment to build healthier tomorrows.”
West Valley, a 150-bed facility, is categorized as a medium community hospital. The Canyon County hospital has garnered national acclaim for implementing various initiatives to improve quality and enhance patient satisfaction. Some of these initiatives include:
Performance Insights from the 100 Top Hospitals Program.
This year, the analysis revealed that the winners of the 100 Top Hospitals program outperformed their peers in several key areas. Compared to hospitals that did not receive this recognition, the winners achieved:
“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing healthcare for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s COO and the leader of PINC AI. “The transparent and non-biased measures this study provides, helps leaders make informed decisions for change, and proves that West Valley Medical Center excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”
Methodology for Selecting Everest Award Winners – West Valley is one of the 30 hospitals receiving this award The Everest Award selection process can be summarized in three main steps: