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Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital Recognized with Women’s Choice Award For Excellent Emergency Care

3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

West Valley Hospital recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care

PHOENIX, AZ (March 6, 2014) ─ Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, announced today that West Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. The Women’s Choice Award is recognized as “The Voice of Women,” providing trusted referral sources for women who are searching for the most recommended hospitals, businesses, brands and services.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies West Valley Hospital’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients. The Women’s Choice Award is also the only recognition program that measures against the needs and preferences of women. “We are very proud of this distinguished honor,” says Stan Holm, CEO of West Valley Hospital. “Patients come to us in their most vulnerable moments, when they are sick or injured. We will continue pursuing ways to improve the patient experience, with an intentional focus on women who make the majority of healthcare decisions for their family. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality care available to all patients who come into our emergency department.”

“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,” says Delia Passi, CEO & founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “West Valley Hospital 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.”

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). Measures considered in rating a hospital’s performance include the amount of time patients spend in the ER for admission, diagnosis and treatment and are weighted according to the priorities of women surveyed.

About Abrazo Health
As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of Phoenix Health Plans; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 17 Valley locations. Visit www.abrazohealth.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 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. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award official website at www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.

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