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Women’s Choice Award

May 24, 2016 08:00 ET

Best Joints in America for Your Bones

Women's Choice Award® Announces America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics in Honor of National Osteoporosis Month

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) -  The Women's Choice Award®, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare has just announced its 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics in honor of National Osteoporosis Month. This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

It has been reported by the National Osteoporosis Foundation that one in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. For women, the incidence is greater than that of heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer combined. In order to address a growing need among women for bone and joint care, the Women's Choice Award has recognized a list of 426 hospitals that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, signifying their commitment to meeting the highest standards in orthopedics for women, their families and their community.

"Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one's health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care for their patients, with a special focus on the needs and preferences of women," says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women's Choice Award.

The following hospitals have partnered with the Women's Choice Award in empowering women and their families to make the best healthcare choices:

Baptist Health Paducah, Paducah, KY

Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Jacksonville, FL

Dunes Surgical Hospital, Dakota Dunes, SD

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN

Feather River Hospital, Paradise, CA

Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City, IL

Heritage Park Surgical Hospital now part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Sherman, TX

Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, LA

Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela, PA

North Central Surgical Center Hospital, Dallas, TX

North Cypress Medical Center, Cypress, TX

Pardee UNC Health Care, Hendersonville, NC

Park Ridge Health Orthopedic Services, Hendersonville, NC

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY

St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, MO

St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA

Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, LA

Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

The 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics are hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedics services, indicating a minimal number of arthroscopy, joint replacements and spine surgery services, as well as offering onsite MRI and physical therapy. These full service hospitals are then judged based on their results through the Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for patient recommendations and post-operative recovery instructions, measures that are very important to women when choosing a hospital.

Hospitals could be disqualified for abnormally high rates of surgical complications and infections. Data made available by CMS is utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations were used to determine the award winners.

For a complete listing of the 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/orthopedics/

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women's Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women's Choice Award was recently honored as #1088 on the INC 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015, as well as selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch in 2015, a statewide program managed by GrowFL which celebrates the Florida's top second stage companies. Visit www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women's Choice Award.

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