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Holy Name Medical Center Receives 2016 Women's Choice Award(R) as one of Best Hospitals for Stroke and Cancer Care

TEANECK, N.J., Jan. 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holy Name Medical Center is the only hospital in Bergen County to receive the Women's Choice Award® for two consecutive years as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America's Best Stroke Centers. These evidence-based designations are the only awards for cancer and stroke care that identify the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

The list of 487 award winners for stroke centers nationwide, including Holy Name, represents hospitals that have met the high standards of the Joint Commission and American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Holy Name and the 365 other hospitals awarded for cancer care have been accredited by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer, signifying a commitment to meeting the highest standards in cancer care.

"These awards recognize our commitment to providing high quality, personalized care," said Michael Maron, President and CEO. "And this specialized care has helped make Holy Name a leader in treating each patient with such skill and compassion that we have been consistently recognized as a hospital of choice for women."

In December, Holy Name also received the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery.

The 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care must have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as any of the following: a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer program, a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, an Integrated Network Cancer Program, or an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program. These selected hospitals were then give a score based on their patient recommendation rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.

"Women have many choices when it comes to cancer care, but now they can make informed choices based on rigorous evidence-based criteria. As a cancer survivor who faced a challenging journey to recovery, I wish I had the Women's Choice Award as a resource to spare me unnecessary fret and error," said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women's Choice Award.

Hospitals that achieve the award as one of the Best Stroke Centers must hold an Advanced or Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, which recognizes centers that meet high standards for stroke care as determined by the Joint Commission. Holy Name is committed to providing timely and state-of-the-art care to help stroke patients achieve a full recovery.

"The women in Bergen County are extremely fortunate to have access to one of the best Stroke Centers in America," Passi said. "Through our joint efforts with Holy Name we will empower women to make the best healthcare choices for her and her family."

ABOUT HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER:

Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance.

CONTACT: Katherine Emmanouilidis, MHA Director, Public Relations & Marketing Holy Name Medical Center Tel: 201-833-7092 emma@holyname.orgSource:Holy Name Medical Center