Miami Valley Hospital

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Miami Valley hospital
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Southeast Tower addition and main entrance.
Location United States 1 Wyoming St, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Care system Private
Hospital type Academic
Affiliated university Boonshoft School of Medicine of Wright State University
Standards JCAHO accreditation
Magnet[1] status
Emergency department Level I Trauma Center
Beds 848[2]
Founded 1890
Website Miami Valley Hospital
Other links List of hospitals in the United States

Miami Valley Hospital is a large urban hospital located in Dayton, Ohio and is a member of the Premier Health Partners network. The hospital has a second location named Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, Ohio. It currently has the Dayton region's only Level I Trauma Center, regional adult burn center and also has a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.[3] Miami Valley Hospital has 7,370 employees, 848 beds, and saw over 400,000 outpatient visits in 2007.[4] Miami Valley Hospital's emergency and trauma center contains 72 beds and is the busiest emergency department in Ohio.[5] Miami Valley Hospital also operates three air ambulances known as CareFlight. Miami Valley Hospital is a top 100 hospital in the United States for clinical excellence. The hospital also holds numerous awards from HealthGrades, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report.[6][7] The Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University is the affiliated university.[8]


Miami Valley Hospital, or MVH for short, opened as the Protestant Deaconess Hospital in 1890. In 1895, the hospital treated patients for an average cost of 74 cents per patient per day. The hospital charged five dollars a week for a private room and whatever the patient could afford in the public wards. Dayton’s first emergency room was opened beneath the main surgery floor in 1912. MVH also established outpatient clinic in 1913 in response to the aftermath of the 1913 flood. From the 1920s to the 1950s, the hospital saw the most advancements in expansion and additions. As the hospital made advancments in care, in 1952, MVH opened the Radioisotope Laboratory, a forerunner to nuclear medicine. MVH was the first non-university hospital in Ohio to be authorized by the Atomic Energy Commission to use radioactive materials in research and patient care. In 1983, MVH's first air ambulance was put into service, CareFlight, which made rapid emergency transport available within a 75-mile (121 km) radius.[9] By its second year, CareFlight was averaging more than one transport every day. CareFlight operates three helicopters, based at the hospital main campus in Dayton, Lebanon-Warren County Airport,and Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio.[10]

In 2010, the Neurological Institute at Miami Valley Hospital was established. The neurological institute is in partnership with Premier Health Partners and Wright State University. The Center focuses on the treatment, diagnosis, and research of neurological disorders.[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Miami Valley Hospital has received the following:[12]


  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence[13]
  • Emergency Medicine Excellence Award[14]
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award and top 100 in the United States for Cardiac Care[15]
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and top 100 in the United States for Cardiac Surgery[16]
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award[17]
  • Critical Care Excellence Award and top 100 in the United States for Critical Care[18]
  • U.S. News & World Report #2 best hospital in the Dayton region.[19]
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses awarded the Beacon Award to the Heart & Vascular Intensive Care[20]


  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence[21]
  • Women's Health Excellence Award also Five-Star Rated in Women's Health[22]
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award[23]
  • Emergency Medicine Excellence Award[24]
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award [25]



  • One of America's safest hospitals by Forbes[34]
  • Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
  • Women’s Health Excellence Award
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award
  • Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Earned the National Organ Donation Medal of Honor for Transplant Services for achieving outstanding organ donation and conversion rates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).[35]
  • In 2009, a Study Ranked Miami Valley Hospital #1 in Southwest Ohio For Overall Cardiac Services.[36]


  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Intervention Excellence Award
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • HealthGrades ranked Miami Valley Hospital’s cardiac program among the top five hospitals in Ohio and top 50 in the United States for overall cardiac services, cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures.[37]
  • One of America’s Best Hospitals Distinction in Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report.[38]
  • Ranked #49 in the nation for orthopedic care by U.S. News and World Report.


  • Level I Trauma Verification
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)
  • Commission on Cancer Award
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
  • HealthGrades Rated #1 in Ohio for spine and neck Surgery
  • National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award 1996-2007
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked MVH as one of America’s best hospitals
  • Ranked among the top five percent of the nation’s hospitals for quality by HealthGrades
  • In June 2007, MVH was recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of only 38 hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in southwest Ohio to be rated better than the national average for heart failure death rates.[39]

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services[edit]

The CareFlight program serves over 150 hospitals and over 300 community fire departments, and police departments in 17 counties. Since its inception on October 6, 1983, CareFlight has made over 25,000 flights.[40] In addition to three Eurocopter Dauphin helicopters, CareFlight includes three ambulances, called Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICUs) for ground transport. The MICUs(mobile intensive care unit) cover a 75-mile (121 km) radius from MVH, and CareFlight air ambulances serve a 150-mile (240 km) radius. This includes most of Ohio and parts of West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana.[41]


Other hospitals within the Premier Health Partners network are Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Atrium Medical Center in Warren County, Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County, and Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, Ohio.[42]

Recent developments[edit]

In 2010, Miami Valley Hospital completed a 484,000 square foot, 12-story tower. The tower focuses on cardiac and orthopedic care. The expansion allowed for 98 percent of the hospital to contain all private patient rooms and for the hospital itself to grow to almost 3 million square feet.[43]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ANCC Magnet Recognition Program
  2. ^ "MVH History and Information". Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Miami Valley Hospital". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Hospital Directory". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Miami Valley Hospital Trauma Center". Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  6. ^ "HealthGrades MVH summary". Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Forbes MVH America's Safest Hospitals". 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Affiliated University". Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  9. ^ "MVH History". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  10. ^ "CareFlight Locations". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Neurological Institute Information". Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  12. ^ "Miami Valley Hospital – Awards and Recognition". 
  13. ^ "Health Grades 2012 Awards". 2012-02-21. 
  14. ^ "Health Grades 2012 Awards". 2012-02-21. 
  15. ^ "Health Grades 2012 Awards". 2012-02-21. 
  16. ^ "Health Grades 2012 Awards". 2012-02-21. 
  17. ^ "Health Grades 2012 Awards". 2012-02-21. 
  18. ^ "Health Grades 2012 Awards". 2012-02-21. 
  19. ^ "U.S. News & World Reports best hospitals in Dayton". 2012-02-21. 
  20. ^ "AACCN Award 2012". 2012-02-21. 
  21. ^ "HG 2011 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence". 2011-01-31. 
  22. ^ "HG 2011 Women's Health Excellence Award". 2011-01-31. 
  23. ^ "HG 2011 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award". 2011-01-31. 
  24. ^ "HG 2011 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award". 2011-07-19. 
  25. ^ "HG 2011 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award". 2011-07-19. 
  26. ^ "2010 Press Ganey Summit Award". 2011-01-31. 
  27. ^ "HG 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence: DBJ". 2010-06-23. 
  28. ^ "HG 2010 Clinical Excellence". 
  29. ^ "HG 2010 Cardiac Care Award". 
  30. ^ "HG 2010 Coronary Intervention Award". 
  31. ^ "HG 2010 Critical Care Excellence Award". 
  32. ^ "HG 2010 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award". 
  33. ^ "HG 2010 Women's Health Excellence Award". 
  34. ^ "Forbes America's Safest Hospitals". 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  35. ^ "Organ Transplant Award". 
  36. ^ "Study best in sw Ohio". 
  37. ^ "Awards Article". 2008-10-14. 
  38. ^ "Orthopedic award br US News and World Report". 
  39. ^ "Heart Failure Award". 
  40. ^ "CareFlight Information". Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  41. ^ "Mobile intensive care ambulances". Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  42. ^ "Dayton Business Journal Article". 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  43. ^ "southeast addition information". Retrieved 2010-04-18. 

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Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 84°11′10″W / 39.7448°N 84.1860°W / 39.7448; -84.1860