February is American Heart Month and it is more important than ever to raise awareness of heart care.
Victoria, TX (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Citizens Medical Center is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care. As more women self-manage their care and seek providers they can trust, the Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies Citizens Medical Center commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience.
February is American Heart Month and it is more important than ever to raise awareness of heart care, as one in every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” says Delia Passi, CEO & Founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Citizens Medical Center not only performed well clinically with regard to heart care measures, but it also had a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.”
As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations they can trust, from other women. Eighty percent of women will choose a brand that is highly recommended by others and over 92 percent of women will trust a hospital more if it carries the Women’s Choice Award seal, according to MedeliaMonitor, Independent Poll (2013).
“It is an honor to be recognized by WomenCertified® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care. The Women’s Choice Award reflects over 40 years of quality care and treating heart patients like family,” said William T. Campbell, M.D., a cardiologist at Citizens Medical Center.
“As the primary healthcare decision makers, women account for about 90 percent of all family choices when it comes to matters of health,” added Passi. “Making quick decisions goes against her grain and women are seeking more information than ever before when making healthcare or hospital selections. Women appreciate learning from the experiences of others, as they take more time to identify the best hospitals and seek validation in their choices. Our mission is to reduce the risk for women and their families so they can make smarter healthcare choices. ”
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. Citizens Medical Center won the Women’s Choice Award in Heart Care in 2013. Citizens also received the 2012 and 2013 Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience from WomenCertified®.
About The Women’s Choice Award
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation. Awards are based on surveys 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. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award official website at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.