St. Joseph Medical Center has been named a recipient of the 2015 Women’s
Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospital’s for
Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment. By carrying
the Women’s Choice Award seal, St. Joseph has joined an elite network
of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women, serving as
an example to all hospitals while setting new standards of healthcare
excellence for women, their families, and their community.
Hospitals qualify as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics based
on an in-depth proprietary scoring process, utilizing data reported by
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. St. Joseph was selected
due to their excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications,
patient recommendation ratings , availability of microscopic surgery and
adequate post-surgical care.
“This recognition is a reflection of the commitment to providing
safe, high quality, compassionate care to our patients,” says Jenn
Leonard, director of Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Services at St. Joseph.
“It is quality-based recognition, but it is also related to patient
satisfaction. So it is also a tribute to the staff from physicians to
nursing staff to therapists that touch our patients.”
“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,”
says Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Healthcare Division
of the Women’s Choice Award. “When patients have a highly
engaged, positive experience with their hospital, it’s a win-win
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 719,000 total
knee replacements and 332,000 total hip replacements were performed in
2010. In 2014, The National Osteoporosis Foundation reported that a woman’s
risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine
and ovarian cancer (NOF 2014, “What Women Need to Know”).
The Women’s Choice Award identifies America’s Best Hospitals
in Orthopedics in order to address the growing need for bone and joint
care, and disease prevention.”
St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 310-bed hospital providing
a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24- hour Emergency
Department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned
the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for
excellence in nursing. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute,
St. Joseph Breast Center, Birthing Center and Joint and Spine Institute.
We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvement
are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. For
more information, visitstjosephkc.com.