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Glendale Adventist Medical Center Selected for 3 Women's Choice Awards

Awards & Recognition

Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) was recently honored with three Women’s Choice Awards for Patient Safety, Heart Care and Orthopedics. 

The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and women’s highest preferences when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. 

“We are honored to receive the Women’s Choice Award for Patient Safety, Heart Care and Orthopedics,” said Kevin A. Roberts, president/CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “Our entire staff including our physicians, nurses, associates and administration have worked hard to keep patient care and outcomes as the focus of our success. We value human dignity and individuality of our patients and their families, excellence in clinical care, medical technology and service quality.”

GAMC was one of the 310 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety that were identified based on having a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and infections after reporting their frequency to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hospitals were then ranked on eleven measures and eliminated from consideration for not reporting on at least four of the surgical complication measures or four of the infection measures, having a below average patient recommendation rating, and ranking in the bottom 5% for any one of the measures and not implementing surgical checklists.

GAMC was also awarded America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by qualifying in 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. 

Additionally, GAMC qualified for the America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process. The scoring utilized data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The selection process identifies those hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedic services and those that meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences. 
 

 “We have found that recommendations are the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital or care center,” added Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “By letting women know which hospitals in their area are among America’s best, we are able to reduce risk by helping them make better decisions and smarter health care choices.”

By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal in these areas, GAMC has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission empowering women to make smart healthcare choices.
 

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 - those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their 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 versus men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., 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’s official website and joining the network.