PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center
PeaceHealth System
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in July, 2013.
Location Vancouver, Washington, United States
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Community
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 450
Founded 1858
Website .com.swmedicalcenterwww
Lists Hospitals in Washington

PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center is a 450-bed[1] community hospital located in Vancouver, Washington. The hospital has a total of 386 general beds[2] and was founded in 1858.

In 2010, the hospital had about 114,000 joint commission, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).[5] The cardiovascular rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.[6]

PeaceHealth is a certified stroke center.[7]


PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center was founded in 1858 by [9]

In 2010, the hospital began a bloodless surgery program for community members, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, that refuse blood products.[10] In 2011, the hospital received $1.2 million in grants for the cardiology department, the neuroscience institute, and the behavioral health program.[11]

Graduate Medical Education

The hospital operates a family medicine residency that is affiliated with the University of Washington. The program started in 1995, and has trained 89 family physicians.

HealthGrades Ratings

The HealthGrades website contains much rating data for this hospital. Twelve patient safety indicators are listed. Two of the indicators in the latest rating were worse than average, five were average and five were better than average. Much data was collected from patient experience surveys. One question asked how high the patient would rate the hospital. 75% of PeaceHealth patients gave the hospital a nine or ten versus 69% of all patients from all other hospitals in the United States. Another group of data provided in-hospital outcomes for a number of procedures from the last data collection period. One outcome was worse than expected for one type of procedure, the hospital received as expected outcomes for thirty procedure types and it received better than expected outcomes for five procedure types.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Facts and Figures". PeaceHealth Southwest Washington. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center". Washington State Hospital Association. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Family Medicine of Southwest Washington". Department of Family Medicine. University of Washington. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sleep Center". PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Southwest Washington Medical Center". US News & World Report. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Harshman, Marissa (January 19, 2012). "PeaceHealth Southwest cardiac program earns certification". The Columbian. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Stroke Certification Programs". The Joint Commission. 
  8. ^ a b c Corvin, Aaron (December 8, 2010). "Southwest, PeaceHealth finalize merger". The Columbian. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Hunsberger, Brent (August 20, 2012). "PeaceHealth to merge with Colorado's Catholic Health Initiatives". The Oregonian. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Harshman, Marissa (February 6, 2012). "PeaceHealth Southwest addresses those who refuse blood transfusions". The Columbian. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Harshman, Marissa (December 24, 2011). "PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center lands $1.2M in grants". The Columbian. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  12. ^ HealthGrades website, at .

External links

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center homepage

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