Friday, January 30, 2015
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center is One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care in 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center earns the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care. INTEGRIS is one of only 353 hospitals in the United States to qualify for this evidence-based designation, signifying a commitment to meeting the highest standards in heart care.
“As women, we often take care of others before taking care of ourselves," said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., Go Red For Women spokesperson and medical director of women's health and community relations at INTEGRIS. "And while our nurturing tendencies make us great mothers, spouses, sisters, friends and coworkers, it's imperative that we not only make heart healthy choices, but that we receive quality care from our health care providers. The Women's Choice Award provides the knowledge and information that helps women select providers who will meet their needs."
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. “Our mission is to reduce the risk for women and their families so they can make smart health care choices,” says Delia Passi, chief executive officer and founder of the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.
The America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care list is determined by first identifying the top 25% of hospitals across the nation that offer a minimum number of cardiac and/or vascular services. Only hospitals that perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures reported to Medicare, and also have a high Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) recommendation score, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital, are selected. Data provided is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations are used to determine the award winners.
“INTEGRIS Baptist 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,” adds Passi.
“As the primary health care decision makers, women account for about 90 percent of all family choices when it comes to matters of health. Making quick decisions goes against her grain and women are seeking more information than ever before when making healthcare or hospital selections,” added Passi.