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St. Joseph’s Health Named One of America’s Best Hospitals in Four Service Areas by Women’s Choice Award


Syracuse, NY (January 9, 2018) – St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is the only hospital in Central New York to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, Bariatrics, Obstetrics and Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.

 

“To be selected again as one of America’s Best Hospitals for multiple services really demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality and innovative health care services for women,” said Leslie P. Luke, president and CEO for St. Joseph’s Health. “Our team provides the highest level of care, and that is supported by highly trained providers, cutting edge technologies and the latest in research.”

 

America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

 

St. Joseph’s Health is one of 422 hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery across the country. This puts St. Joseph’s in the top 9% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals reviewed the America’s Best distinction. Hospitals in this category met the following criteria: 

  •          Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  •         At least 72% of patients reporting on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
  •         A high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates

 

America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care

 

St. Joseph’s Health is also in the top 9% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year—approximately one woman every minute.  What’s often thought of as a “man’s disease” strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

 

The methodology used to select St. Joseph’s Health as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care is unique in that it evaluates:

 

  •       The number of cardiac/vascular services offered. Recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services: Cardiac Catheter Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Surgery, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Interventions, Electrophysiology, Vascular Interventions, Vascular Surgery and Coronary Intensive Care (CCU).·        
  •       30-Day mortality and readmission rates for heart attack and failure
  •       Patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey
  • Primary research about women’s healthcare preferences


America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics Services

 

St. Joseph’s Health is one of 452 hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S. and is in the top 17% of 2,720 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics distinction is based on the following criteria:

 

  •          The percentage of patients reporting through the HCAHPS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
  •          Patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates
  •          Low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%)
  •         Baby-Friendly USA designation, a World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) initiative to support best practices for breast feeding education and counseling

 

America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

 

St. Joseph’s Health is one of 357 hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care in the country, placing St. Joseph’s in the top 11% of 3,230 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services.

 

The methodology used to select America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s health care preferences.  Award recipients are also measured on their incidence of surgical complications and infections, including:

 

·         A wound that splits open after surgery

·         Accidental cuts and tears

·         Deaths from serious treatable complications

·         Rate of complications for knee or hip replacement patients

·         Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)

·         Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureu (MRSA) infections

·         Available services must include: arthroscopy, joint replacement and spine surgery orthopedic services available to patients, onsite physical therapy, and an MRI in order to qualify for the award.

 

This is the only award recognizing excellence in orthopedics based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

 

About St. Joseph’s Health

St. Joseph’s Health is a non-profit regional health care system based in Syracuse, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York and northern Pennsylvania. From primary to specialty to home care, to our Magnet-recognized hospital, and in collaboration with our community partners, St. Joseph's Health is advancing the health of the communities we serve through an expanding range of healthcare services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health. Ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, U.S. News “Best Regional Hospital” and a 15-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is widely recognized for quality, value and delivering the highest patient satisfaction. St. Joseph’s Health is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph’s Physicians and is a member of Trinity Health.

 

About the Women’s Choice Award®

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2017 for a third consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more. 

 

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