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Women’s Choice Award® Recognizes America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics in 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In 2014, the National Osteoporosis Foundation reported that a woman’s risk of a hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. In order to address a growing need among women for bone and joint care, the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) has recognized the nation’s top hospitals, fewer than 350, as America’s Best for Orthopedics, so that women can make smarter healthcare choices.

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Hospitals earn this award based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process, utilizing data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Awarded hospitals were selected due to their excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications, patient recommendation ratings, availability of microscopic surgery and adequate post-surgical care.

The following spotlighted hospitals partnered with the WCA to establish new standards of healthcare excellence for women, their families, and their community:

Athens Regional Health System (GA)
Baptist Medical Center Beaches (FL)
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (FL)
Baptist Medical Center South (FL)
Butler Health System (PA)
Catawba Valley Medical Center (NC)
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (VA)
CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial (TX)
Grandview Medical Center (OH)
Inspira Medical Center Elmer (NJ)
Joint & Spine Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center (MO)
Joint & Spine Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center (MO)
Kettering Medical Center (OH)
Lafayette General Medical Center (LA)
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital (LA)
Norman Regional HealthPlex Hospital (OK)
North Cypress Medical Center (TX)
Orthopedics Care at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (CA)
Physicians' Specialty Hospital (AR)
San Antonio Regional Hospital (CA)
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (CA)
Siouxland Surgery Center (SD)
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (KY)
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center (CO)
St. Tammany Parish Hospital (LA)
SwedishAmerican Hospital (IL)
Sycamore Medical Center (OH)
The Orthopaedic Institute at Oak Hill Hospital (FL)
The Orthopedic Institute at Monongahela Valley Hospital (PA)
University of Virginia Medical Center (VA)
Winthrop-University Hospital (NY)

According to a study by National Research Corporation Market Insights Survey (NRCMIS), nine in 10 people indicated that reputation is a significant factor when selecting a hospital. Once an individual selects a hospital, he or she is more likely to use that same facility for future healthcare needs, as long as their experience is a positive one (NRCMIS, 2014).

“A woman expects more from a hospital experience and takes her role as the primary healthcare decision maker seriously,” notes Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of WCA. “More than ever she is relying on her patient experience but also the experiences of women when choosing the right hospital for her family,” added Passi.

For a list of hospitals visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/orthopedics/

ABOUT WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The WCA 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. www.WomensChoiceAward.com.


Media Contact: Madelyn Martinez mmartinez@womenschoiceaward.com

Source: Women's Choice Award