Hospitals Recognized by Women as Most Recommended in America

Women's Choice Award® honors America's Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience

12 Aug, 2014, 09:04 ET from Women's Choice Award

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Choice Award is pleased to announce the 2014 America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.  This award is the only distinction that identifies the country's best hospitals based on robust criteria regarding patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital.

"Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one's health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that demonstrate the highest level of quality care to their patients," says Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified Inc., home to the Women's Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.

The award scoring process is unique for it is the only national list focused on female patient satisfaction. 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 shows are more important to women than to men. Weight is applied to each question to adjust for relative importance to arrive at a numerical score. Additionally, scoring incorporates in-depth research on customer satisfaction by gender conducted in conjunction with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of four size categories (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large) determine the America's Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience award winners.  Hospitals cannot pay to be on the list.

These hospitals carry the Women's Choice Award Seal, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices.

Athens Regional Health System (GA)
Avista Adventist Hospital (CO)
Bigfork Valley Hospital (MN)
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital (VA)
CarolinaEast Medical Center (NC)
Castle Medical Center (HI)
Catawba Valley Medical Center (NC)
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (TX)
Citizens Medical Center (TX)
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (MN)
Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital (LA)
Doctors' Hospital at Deer Creek (LA)
Greenwich Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health (CT)
Heritage Park Surgical Hospital (TX)
Hill Country Memorial Hospital (TX)
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (CA)
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (NC)
Iberia Medical Center (LA)
Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center (CA)
Kaiser Permanente Orange County (CA)
Kettering Medical Center (OH)
King's Daughters Medical Center (MS)
Lafayette General Medical Center (LA)
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital (LA)
Lakewood Health System (MN)
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (IN)
Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (IA)
Mercy Medical Center Maryland (MD)
Mountain View Regional Hospital (WY)
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (WI)
Parkview Medical Center (CO)
Physicians' Specialty Hospital (AR)
Pullman Regional Hospital (WA)
Rockcastle Regional Hospital (KY)
Saint Joseph London (KY)
Saint Peter's University Hospital (NJ)
Siouxland Surgery Center (SD)
South Georgia Medical Center (GA)
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (KY)
St. Helena Hospital (CA)
St. Joseph Hospital (IN)
St. Mary's Health Care System (GA)
St. Tammany Parish Hospital (LA)
Stamford Hospital (CT)
SutterHealth, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (CA)
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake (TX)
The Valley Hospital (NJ)
Thomas Hospital (AL)
Union General Hospital (GA)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (NH)

To view the full list of America's Best Hospitals click here.

About the Women's Choice Award
The Women's Choice Award sets the standard for empowering women to make smarter choices. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women and in-depth research on customer satisfaction.  To learn more visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com.

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