AdventHealth Murray has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies that AdventHealth Murray is in the top 8 percent of 4,191 U.S. hospitals offering emergency care services.
The methodology for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award is unique in that it combines Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results with primary research about women’s health care preferences. The award recognizes excellence in emergency care based on several process of care measures focused on time patients spent in the emergency department, including:
- Time to admission
- Time from admission to room
- Door to diagnosis
Criteria for selecting AdventHealth Murray as one of America’s best also included the average time before outpatients with chest pain or a possible heart attack received an ECG, and the average time patients with broken bones had to wait before getting pain medication.
The award is especially significant given that long waits and high crowding can negatively impact patient outcomes, including patients leaving without receiving medical treatment, longer overall length of hospital stay and an increase in mortality rates.
“We have found that recommendations are an important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family. 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,” says Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Women make over 80 percent of health care decisions and want to be confident that they know which emergency departments in their communities will take care of their loved ones quickly and with the best possible care.”
AdventHealth Murray is one of 336 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for emergency care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
“We are proud to be a top hospital for emergency care,” said Brendan Nieto, administrator of AdventHealth Murray. “Our team provides consistent and compassionate support for life’s unexpected emergencies.”
Continuously striving to make our patients and community feel safe is extremely important to us.”
For more information about the America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/best-hospitals/