Citizens Medical Center Earns the Women’s Choice Award for Excellence in Orthopedics

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Selection of Citizens Medical Center on list of “America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics” is based on women’s preferences, recommendation rating and clinical excellence.

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Citizens Medical Center makes every effort to ensure that everyone who walks into the hospital has a positive experience. To have exceptional care recognized by women in three categories is truly an honor. Thank you.

Citizens Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified awards products and services based on the collective recommendations of women and serves to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.

“Citizens Medical Center makes every effort to ensure that everyone who walks into the hospital has a positive experience. To have exceptional care recognized by women in three categories is truly an honor. Thank you.” David P. Brown, CEO of Citizens Medical Center

Women make 90 percent of health care decisions for themselves and their families, according to a study published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. And over 91% of women feel like marketers and businesses don’t understand them.

“We provide women with a trusted third party endorsement based on hospital experiences by women in their community and back that with clinical data to empower them to make smarter healthcare choices. As one of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics, Citizens Medical Center 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. “Women have many choices when it comes to Orthopedics. Now they can make informed choices based on the recommendations of women who have experienced that hospital. 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.”

Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process. The scoring utilizes data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The selection process identifies those hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedic services, and that meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences.

About Citizens Medical Center
Citizens Medical Center is a 344-bed acute care hospital that has been providing quality medical services at a reasonable cost to the citizens of Victoria, Texas, since 1956. As a not-for-profit, community-owned hospital, Citizens Medical Center’s financial resources stay in the community where they are reinvested in the hospital, its technology and its people. Citizens Medical Center's commitment to quality has been accredited by DNV Healthcare Inc., an accrediting agency that bases its program on the integration of ISO 9001 Quality Management Processes with standards set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About the Women’s Choice Awards®
WomenCertified® is the home of the Women’s Choice Awards, The Voice of Women. The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. We are the source for women seeking credible recommendations. Our hundreds of thousands of members each share a lifetime of experiences as a woman and vote for businesses and brands who are meeting their high expectations. 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.

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