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Walla Walla General Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® for Emergency Care

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Walla Walla General Hospital has been named a 2015 recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. This credential places WWGH in the top five percent for emergency care out of the 3,800 emergency rooms which report data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

“Women play an important role both in providing care and making decisions about the health of their loved ones,” says Monty Knittel, WWGH president and CEO. “At WWGH, we’re committed to providing quality care during emergent situations which our entire community can rely on.”

Hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award consistently rank in the top 25 percent of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The eight measures CMS publicly reports relate primarily to the amount of time taken in the emergency room, such as time for diagnosis, medication, and admission to the hospital, which are weighted according to the priorities of women surveyed. Of the eight measures reported by emergency departments to the CMS, women rate “door to diagnostic time” — or in other words “door to doctor” — as the most important criteria when selecting an emergency room.

“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, CEO and Founder of Women’s Choice Award®.

The Women’s Choice Award® is the only credential that identifies the nation’s best health care institutions by measuring against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. This credential signifies WWGH’s commitment and passion towards an extraordinary health care experience for women the entire community.

View the WWGH Profile on the Women's Choice Award® Website.