Star Valley Medical Center has been named as a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care.
“The award is based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Star Valley Medical Center not only performed well clinically with regard to emergency care measures, but they also have a high recommendation rating, which is very important to women when it comes to health related decisions.”
According to Passi, hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award “consistently rank in the top 25 percent of the 3,600 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
“The seven measures CMS publicly reports relate primarily to the amount of time taken in the ER such as time for diagnosis, medication, and admission to the hospital, and are [measured] according to the priorities of women surveyed,” said Passi. “A hospital can be eliminated from the award if they fall outside the 25th percentile for two or more of the seven measures, depending on their importance. The award is also limited to those hospitals with a solid recommendation on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.”
According to Medical Center CEO Charlie Button, this award is the result of the hospital staff committment to excellence and providing quality care for the Star Valley community.
“Star Valley Medical Center is honored to receive the Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care in 2014,” he said. “We are proud to be able to serve the women of our community as they make decisions about the emergency care and health care provided to them and their families. We will continue to work very hard to deserve your confidence in the healthcare services provided at Star Valley Medical Center.”
According to Passi, the Women’s Choice Award sets the “standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation.”
Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.