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Walla Walla General Hospital Receives Women's Choice Award for Emergency Care

Awards & Recognition

Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital has been named a 2016 Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. This award represents the Emergency & Chest Pain Center’s keen focus on an exceptional patient experience and commitment to providing the highest level of emergent care for our community. This is the second consecutive year that WWGH has received this recognition.

“Women play an essential role both in providing care and making decisions about the health of their loved ones,” says Linda Givens, Interim, Vice President of Patient Care at Walla Walla General Hospital. “At WWGH, we provide a no-wait emergency and chest pain center that individuals and families in our community can rely on when minutes matter most.”

This credential places WWGH in the top five percent in the nation for emergency care, out of the 3,800 emergency rooms which report data 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. WWGH’s commitment to prompt care is the fastest in the valley, also surpassing both state and national averages.

The Women’s Choice Award® identifies the nation’s best health care organizations by measuring against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience.


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.