FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergency Services (ES) account for more than 125 million hospital visits annually, and all clinicians must have expertise in caring for patients across their life span, often when their healthcare needs are urgent and unplanned. In 2015, 373 hospitals, less than 10% of the 3,800 emergency rooms that report data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), received the Women’s Choice Award® (WCA) as America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.
“Year after year, the Women’s Choice Award is the only credential that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions by measuring against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” said Delia Passi, CEO & Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
Hospitals earning the emergency care award consistently rank in the top 25 percent of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to CMS. The award is also limited to those hospitals with a solid recommendation score on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).
“The Women’s Choice Award seal delivers a powerful message to women, offering them the peace of mind that the recipient is clinically excellent and highly responsive to the patient’s experience,” notes Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, and President of the WCA Healthcare Division. “This award is more rigorous than any other healthcare credential recognizing providers today,” added Lee.
The following featured America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care are committed to the Women’s Choice Award’s advocacy mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices:
ACMH Hospital (PA)
Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital (WA)
Butler Health System (PA)
Castle Medical Center (HI)
Chino Valley Medical Center (CA)
Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers - Bryan Hospital (OH)
Doctors Hospital of Augusta (GA)
Emergency Services at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center (IL)
Fort Hamilton Hospital (OH)
Indiana Regional Medical Center (PA)
INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center (OK)
INTEGRIS Health Edmond (OK)
Jordan Valley Medical Center (UT)
Lafayette Regional Health Center (MO)
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital (OH)
Mercer Health (OH)
Mille Lacs Health System (MN)
North Suburban Medical Center (CO)
Northern Maine Medical Center (ME)
Oak Hill Hospital (FL)
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (SD)
Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center (KY)
Saint John Hospital (KS)
St. Joseph's Hospital of Buckhannon (WV)
St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital (WI)
St. Petersburg General Hospital (FL)
The Bellevue Hospital's Emergency Department (OH)
The Emergency Department at Sparrow Carson Hospital (MI)
Titusville Area Hospital (PA)
Uintah Basin Medical Center (UT)
UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf (IA)
Wilkes Regional Medical Center (NC)
“Providing the best in emergency care is the combined effort of hospitals, physicians, nurses and EMS practitioners and we commend those recognized for striving for extraordinary care,” remarked Conrad “Chuck” Kearns, President of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, serving EMS Practitioners in 50 countries around the world.
A complete list of awarded hospitals is available at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/emergency-care/. Download the 2015 Women’s Choice Award Emergency Care video at https://youtu.be/rLFF1DDMCSE
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com.
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