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NewsFremont Health Named One of America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care
Fremont Health Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care . This evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women state that they want from a hospital.
The list of 360 national award winners, including Fremont Health, represents hospitals that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, signifying a commitment to meeting the highest standards in emergency care for women, their families and their community. Women’s Choice Award ranks Fremont Health in the top 1.3% for emergency care nationally.
“We are very proud to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care,” said Patrick Booth, President and CEO of Fremont Health. “This recognition is a considerable honor, given the numerous quality and service metrics used by Women’s Choice Award, and it acknowledges the amazing work our emergency physicians and staff do every day for our patients.”
"In emergency medicine, every minute matters,” commented Pat Callaway, Director of Emergency and Outpatient Services at Fremont Health. “That’s why, on average, each patient is assessed by a qualified registered nurse within two minutes of entering the ED, and our average wait time to see a doctor or mid-level provider is seven minutes, well ahead of regional and national standards for emergency care.”
The America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care are hospitals that consistently rank among the best of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on the performance of their respective Emergency Departments. They are judged on the following Emergency Department performance measures reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
Each of the measures indicated above were weighted according to a survey of over 1,000 women on their relative priority, and listed above in order of importance. In addition, hospitals that fell within the bottom 25th percentile for patient recommendation scores were eliminated from consideration for the award.
For each Emergency Department measure, the top 25th percentile and the top 50th percentile are determined for all hospitals reporting the measure. Hospitals that ranked in the top 25% nationwide for a measure received points according to the measure’s relative importance. Hospitals that ranked between 25% and 50% received half points. Points were then totaled for all measures, per hospital. Those hospitals with total scores that placed them in the top 10% nationally, earned the Women’s Choice Award.
“We have found that recommendations are an important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family. By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to emergency situations,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
For more information on the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/emergency-care/
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