Award recognizes safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications
Kansas City Missouri –February 16, 2017 – St Joseph Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals
for Patient Safety by the
Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The
award signifies that St Joseph Medical Center is in the top 15% of 3,005
U.S. hospitals for patient safety.
Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years.
Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21% from 2010 to 2015, resulting
in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to
a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that a patient develops while
in the hospital being treated for something else.
“The recipients of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient
Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that
have ultimately saved lives,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO
of the Women’s Choice Award. “This recognition is critical
for women as they make 80% of healthcare decisions and need to know they
are putting themselves—and their family members—in safe hands.”
The methodology used to select St Joseph Medical Center as one of America’s
Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates complication
and infection incident rates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
Providers and Systems
(HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on
robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
To receive the award, hospitals must also use an
Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative
periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision;
and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area.
St Joseph Medical Center is one of 451 award recipients representing the
hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the
U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
We were thrilled to learn that we received the America’s Best Hospitals
for Patient Safety designation.
For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for
Patient Safety, please visit
ABOUT St Joseph Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 310-bed hospital providing
a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. St. Joseph has earned
the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for
excellence in nursing three straight times. Key services include the,
Senior Comfort Services, St. Joseph Heart Institute, Breast Center and
Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare.
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 36 times and among the “15 Top
Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare is the only "Top
10 Health System" west of the Mississippi. We believe that continuous,
quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving
and enhancing healthcare delivery. For more information, visit stjosephkc.com.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering
women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s
best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female
patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice
Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing
Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit
http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.
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a non-press related context without the express prior written consent
of the Women’s Choice Award.