WCCH Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

3/21/2016

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction and clinical excellence among women.

“Patient safety is the driving force of our organization.  All hospital initiatives are structured around safety, and nothing speaks to the level of our commitment to the safety of our patients than being rewarded for our exemplary performance in this area,” says Janie Fruge’, chief executive officer of WCCH. 

 The award winners, including WCCH, represent hospitals that have exceptional performance in limiting a wide range of hospital- associated infections and complications from surgery and medical treatment. Hospitals that have earned this award have had a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and infections. The hospitals that report their frequency to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are ranked for eleven measures that are directly related to patient safety. 

The Women’s Choice Award (WCA) averaged their rankings for all eleven measures and the award list includes only those that averaged in the top half nationally. 

 “We honor West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital for being named and recognized as a hospital of choice among women, for it represents the strongest and most important consumer message in today’s healthcare marketplace when considering that women account for 90% of all healthcare decisions. Improving patient safety is not only a matter of error prevention, it’s a focused effort to create the safest patient experience.” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.
For more information on the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more. 

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