SOURCE: Women’s Choice Award

Women’s Choice Award

May 31, 2016 08:00 ET

Women Identify What Is Most Important to Them

Women's Choice Award® Announces America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - The Women's Choice Award®, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare, honors the 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. This evidence based designation is the only award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on the preferences of women.

"Women are the Chief Medical Officer for the household, making upwards of 90% of all healthcare decisions," said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women's Choice Award. "Considering she bears the responsibility of making these incredibly important decisions, the Women's Choice Award offers her a trusted solution to identifying the hospitals that have proven superior patient experience. Finally, a source that shares her values and priorities is available," said Delia.

The list of award winners represents hospitals that create an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care. The following hospitals have partnered with the Women's Choice Award in empowering women and their families to make the best healthcare choices:

Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville, CO
Bacon County Hospital, Alma, GA
Baptist Health Paducah, Paducah, KY
Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Jacksonville, FL
Castle Medical Center, Kailua, HI
Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC
CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, Shreveport, LA
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, TX
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, MN
Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital, Hammond, LA
Dunes Surgical Hospital, Dakota Dunes, SD
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN
Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, OH
Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City, IL
Great Falls Clinic Hospital, Great Falls, MT
Greenwich Hospital, A Member of Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich, CT
Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, TX
King's Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven, MS
Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
Lincoln Surgical Hospital, Lincoln, NE
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
North Central Surgical Center Hospital, Dallas, TX
Northwest Specialty Hospital, Post Falls, ID
Oneida Healthcare, Oneida, NY
Orange City Area Health System, Orange City, IA
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Glendale, WI
Ortonville Area Health Services, Ortonville, MN
Pardee UNC Health Care, Hendersonville, NC
Park Place Surgical Hospital, Lafayette, LA
Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman, WA
Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center, Mount Vernon, KY
Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA
Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, AL
UMC Health System, Lubbock, TX
Union General Hospital, Inc., Blairsville, GA
Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital, Mishawaka, IN
Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, TN

The America's 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on what matters most to women according to a national survey of 1,000+ female respondents when choosing a hospital. For 2016, the most important considerations were patient's willingness to recommend, doctor and nurse communications, staff help, pain management, cleanliness and explanation of medications, in that order.

The qualification process begins with scores derived by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for each of the 4,600+ hospitals in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. Our national survey of women determines which questions in the HCAHPS survey, completed by patients after discharge, are most important to them in determining their satisfaction with their hospital stay. A weight is given to each of the most important questions. 

The responses to those questions, weighted accordingly, results in a numeric score for each hospital reporting valid HCAHPS data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the four hospital bed size categories (less than 100 beds, 101-250 beds, 251-400 beds, and over 400 beds) determine the recipients of the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience award.

For a complete listing of the 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/100s-best/

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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