WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Waynesboro Hospital has received two 2016 Women’s Choice Awards® ranking it as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care and America’s Best Stroke Centers.
The evidence-based designations identify the country’s best healthcare institutions based on a robust set of criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.
“At Waynesboro Hospital, we follow the principle of ‘Great People, Great Care,’ and designations like these reaffirm that,” said Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Waynesboro Hospital Melissa Dubrow. “We are pleased to receive these designations that recognize all the incredible hospital staff members and physicians who work hard each day to deliver safe, high-quality care to our patients.”
“The women living in and around Waynesboro are fortunate to have access to one of America’s Best Stroke Centers and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care,” said Women’s Choice Award Founder and Chief Executive Officer Delia Passi. “By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to emergency situations.”
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Emergency care award
Hospitals receiving the designation as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care have a record of providing exceptional patient care and treatment to meet the highest standards in care for women, their families and their community.
They are judged on performance measures reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including:
- Average minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack received an electrocardiogram
- Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department before being admitted to the hospital
- Average time patients spent in the ED before being seen by a healthcare professional
- Average time patients spent waiting after a physician decided admit them until they were taken from the ED to their inpatient room
- Average time patients spent in the ED before being sent home
- Average time patients who came to the ED with broken bones waited before receiving pain medication
- Percentage of patients who arrived to the ED with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival
- Percentage of patients who left the ED before being seen
Hospitals with total scores that placed them in the top 10 percent nationally earned the Women’s Choice Award.
Stroke center award
Hospitals that received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers must already hold an Advanced or Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. Waynesboro Hospital consistently achieves awards in stroke care from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
To receive designation as an advanced stroke center, a hospital must meet disease-specific requirements, including:
- Use of a standardized method of delivering care
- Support provided for patient self-management activities
- Treatment and intervention is tailored to individual needs
- Promotion of the flow of patient information across settings and providers while protecting patient rights, security and privacy
- Analysis and use of standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans
- Demonstration of the application of and compliance with clinical practice guidelines published by the AHA/ASA or equivalent evidence-based guidelines
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. For more information, visit: www.WomensChoiceAward.com.