(207) 487-4000 / TTY 487-4590
Community Health Needs Assessment

Awards & Recognition

SVH has been recognized for the following:
  • Recognized as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by the Joint Commission
  • "Most Wired" by the Hospitals & Health Networks
  • Designated as a Stage 6 Hospital by the Health Information Management Society
  • One of the top ten critical access hospitals in the United States for clinical excellence by the VHA
  • Workplace Wellness Excellence - Platinum - by Well Workplaces of America (WELCOA)
  • All three SVH Family Care primary care practices received the highest level certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • For the fifth year in a row, recognition as one of the best rural healthcare hospitals in the United States by The Leapfrog Group
Over the years, SVH has been recognized numerous times for excellence by AVATAR International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services. Our AVATAR awards include:
  • 2016 Most Improved Small Hospital from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (HCAHPS)
  • 2016 Gold Level Award for Tobacco-free Environment
  • 2015, 2016, and 2017: Best Places to Work in Maine 
  • 2016 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll
  • 2016 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital 
  • 2015: Overall Best Performer
  • 2012: Exemplary Service - Most Improved - Ambulatory Surgery, Exceeding Patient Expectations, and Exemplary Service - Most Improved - Loyalty and Endorsement - Ambulatory Surgery
  • 2008: Overall Best Performer for 2008
  • 2007: Five-Star Service Exceeding Patient Expectations
  • 2006: Five-Star Service Exceeding Patient Expectations, Exemplary Services Overall
  • 2005: Exceeding Patient Expectations
  • 2004: Exceeding Patient Expectations
  • 2003: Exceeding Patient Expectations
  • 2002: Attaining and Exceeding Patient Expectations, Targets the Best Inpatient Meals

2016 Press Ganey/Avatar Recognition in  Succeeded Patient Expectations & Communications with Nurses