Women’s Choice Award(R) Announces the 2015 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Hollywood, Florida, UNITED STATES

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Congratulations - Baptist Health Paducah (KY), Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (MN), Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital (LA), Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek (LA), Heritage Park Surgical Hospital (TX), King’s Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven (MS), Lincoln Surgical Hospital (NE), Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids (IA), Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore (MD), New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NC), Northwest Specialty Hospital (ID), Pullman Regional Hospital (WA), Rockcastle Regional Hospital (KY), St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital (OH), Thomas Hospital (AL), Union General Hospital (GA), Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital (IN)

Initiated in 2010, this list was created to help women identify which hospitals deliver the best patient experience for women and their families. The process begins with scores derived for each hospital in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. The score takes a subset of the questions HCAHPS uses that research and experience shows are more important to women than to men. Weight is applied to each of those questions to adjust for relative importance to arrive at a numerical score. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the four bed size categories determine the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience award winners.

The following hospitals are among America’s 100 Best Hospitals:

Athens Regional Health System (Georgia)
Avista Adventist Hospital (Colorado)
Bacon County Hospital (Georgia)
Baptist Medical Center Beaches (Florida)
Billings Clinic, Billings (Montana)
Castle Medical Center (Hawaii)
Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory (North Carolina)
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (Texas)
Citizens Medical Center (Texas)
Clovis Community Medical Center (California)
Dunes Surgical Hospital (South Dakota)
Fulton County Health Center (Ohio)
Greenwich Hospital, A Member of Yale New Haven Health System (Connecticut)
Health First’s Viera Hospital (Florida)
Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Texas)
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (North Carolina)
Johnson Memorial Health, Franklin (Indiana)
Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center (California)
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center (California)
Lafayette General Medical Center (Louisiana)
Lakewood Health System (Minnesota)
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New York)
Orange City Area Health System (Iowa)
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Wisconsin)
Parkview Medical Center (Colorado)
Physicians’ Specialty Hospital (Arkansas)
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake (Texas)
The Valley Hospital (New Jersey)
UAMS Medical Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Arkansas)

“The proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being and healing,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award. “We feel it’s critical for women to know which hospitals have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience,” added Passi.

The complete listing is at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/100s-best/

Madelyn Martinez mmartinez@womenschoiceaward.com (954) 922-0846

The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smart 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.