Stillwater, MN (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
Lakeview Hospital received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award® ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. This award identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital. This includes quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
“Lakeview is honored to be one of the hospitals to receive the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for obstetrics care,” said Curt Geissler, president of Lakeview Hospital. “This is a wonderful patient recognition of the dedication and service our nursing and medical staff provide to our new mothers, babies and their families. We are pleased to be able to provide such an outstanding level of care and service to our community.”
The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics based on a proprietary scoring process that incorporates a national standardized survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems).
Lori Monson, Women’s Center Nurse Manager, accepts this award on behalf of Lakeview Hospital. “Our OB team of providers, nurses, and support staff are absolutely fantastic at Lakeview Hospital. They go above and beyond to make each family’s experience the best it can be. I am truly honored to accept this award on their behalf.”
Additionally, the scoring incorporates in-depth research on customer satisfaction among women, including a joint study on customer satisfaction by gender conducted with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“As one of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics, Lakeview Hospital meets the toughest standards of excellence set by women,” states Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.“New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on the recommendations of other moms who have experienced that hospital first hand. Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award at her local hospital, she’ll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones.”
About Lakeview Hospital
Lakeview Health is an integrated, non-profit clinic and hospital system serving the eastern Twin Cities’ metro area and western Wisconsin. Our system includes Stillwater Medical Group, Lakeview Hospital, The Clinic at Wal-Mart in Oak Park Heights, and Lakeview Foundation. For more information, please visit http://www.lakeviewhealth.org.
About the Women’s Choice Award®
WomenCertified® is a marketing research firm and home to the Women’s Choice Award, the only award that identifies brands that women recommend and empowers women with information to make smart brand choices for themselves and their loved ones. Awards are based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. To learn more, visit http://www.womencertified.com.