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 weighted according to the priorities of women surveyed.
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.
Harris Brooks, CEO of Palo Pinto General Hospital, stated “it is a great honor for our Emergency Department to receive this award. Palo Pinto General Hospital is here to serve the community and provide the very best quality care and services.”
As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations they can trust, from other women.
“Our mission is to reduce the risk for women and their families so they can make smarter healthcare choices,” added Passi. “We have found that recommendations are the single most 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.”
About the Women’s Choice award
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 on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.
As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice.
For more information visit the Women’s Choice Award official website at www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.