Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) has been named one of America's
Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women's Choice Award®,
America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The
award signifies that MMC is in the top 6% of 3,198 U.S. hospitals for
Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years.
Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21% from 2010 to 2015, resulting
in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to a report from the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions
that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
"The recipients of the America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
award have led the country by implementing safe practices that have ultimately
saved lives," said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women's
Choice Award. "This recognition is critical for women as they make
80% of healthcare decisions and need to know they are putting themselves-and
their family members-in safe hands."
The methodology used to select MMC as one of America's Best Hospitals
for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates 11 Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services' (CMS) measures of infections and complications,
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
survey results along with primary research about women's healthcare
preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety
based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical
To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery
Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during
three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior
to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room
or procedural area.
MMC is one of 522 award recipients representing the hospitals that have
met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women's
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of America's
Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women's Choice Award®.
"We will continue to provide exceptional and compassionate patient
care to fulfill the needs and preferences of women," noted Philip
Pandolph, MMC CEO. "Our dedicated physicians and staff work diligently
every day to place every patient and family first. We are deeply committed
to ensuring the best care for our community."
For more information about the America's Best Hospitals for Patient
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About the 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. The Women's Choice Award
was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing
Private Companies in 2017 for a third consecutive year. Visit:
https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/to learn more.
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Women's Choice Award.