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Saint Peter’s University Hospital receives Women’s Choice Award® for providing outstanding overall patient experience

Release date: 9/24/2014

Saint Peter’s University Hospital receives  Women’s Choice Award® for providing outstanding overall patient experience

 

Recognized as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for patient experience

 

 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women. This distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

 

“We’ve identified America’s Best Hospitals across our nation to help women make smart healthcare choices for themselves and their family members. 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 have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified®, home to the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “We’re putting the power of choice in the woman’s hands with the information to simplify her choice.”

 

Hospitals named as America’s Best are then invited to join an elite network of brands, across multiple industries, which carry the Women’s Choice Award, symbolizing their commitment to women.Womens Choice Award Badge  

 

“At Saint Peter’s University Hospital, we’ve always focused on exceptional patient care. To be recognized as a Top 100 Hospital for Patient Experience and a Women’s Choice Award recipient validates the work of our dedicated staff on behalf of women and all our patients,” said Ronald C. Rak, JD, president and CEO, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, the hospital’s parent company.

 

Being named and recognized as a hospital of choice among women represents the strongest and most important consumer message in today’s healthcare marketplace considering that women account for 90 percent of all healthcare decisions for themselves and their families (American Academy of Family Physicians).  When patients have a highly engaged, positive experience with their hospital, it’s a win-win situation. Hospital reputation is everything, according to a study by the National Research Corporation Market Insights Survey, the largest healthcare consumer survey in the United States.

 

“A woman expects more from a hospital experience and takes her role as the primary healthcare decision maker seriously,” Passi adds. “More than ever she is self-managing her care by choosing her hospital prior to choosing her doctors.  This allows her more control over her hospital stay outcome based on the quality of care she can expect from a Women’s Choice Award hospital.”

 

The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses 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 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. Additionally, scoring incorporates WomenCertified’s in-depth research on customer satisfaction among women, including a joint study on customer satisfaction by gender conducted with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the four size categories determine the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience award winners.   The four size categories include hospitals with up to 100 beds, 101-250 beds, 251-400 beds, and 401-plus beds.  WomenCertified accepts absolutely no payment in exchange for placement on the list.

 

“Recognizing the best hospitals nationwide that are women-friendly and align with women’s identified preferences is important to our mission, where women help other women with tough, consumer decisions,” Passi concludes. “Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award at her local hospital, she’ll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of her and her loved one’s care.”

 

About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, women’s services, and ambulatory care. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including pediatric cardiology through its affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine and is a major clinical affiliate with Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences.  Saint Peter’s also sponsors residency programs in radiology and orthopedic surgery. Visit www.saintpetershcs.com for more information. 


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; those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their 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 versus men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., 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. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award’s official website at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/join-the-million/ and joining the network.

 

 

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