Awards & Recognitions
Grade “A” Safety Score By The Leapfrog Group
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) was recognized with an “A” grade in the Spring 2016 update to the Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled biannually under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), and independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
To see the hospital's current scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org
, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
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. 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.
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.