Baptist Health is honored with Women’s Choice Award for Heart Care

Baptist Health hospitals are being recognized nationally for exemplary care to women in a variety of categories, including heart care, patient safety and obstetrics.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Heart Hospital and Baptist Medical Center South received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, highlighting Baptist Health’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in heart care.

WomensChoice_HeartCareThe Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality experience.

The America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only hospitals that perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures, and also have a high recommendation rate – a measure that is important to women in choosing a hospital – are selected. The award is also determined by identifying hospitals that offer a substantial number of cardiac and/or vascular services.

Baptist Heart Hospital at Baptist Jacksonville is the area’s only freestanding hospital for heart and vascular care. Programs like HeartWise, support prevention and lifestyle changes to help women maximize heart-heathy habits. In addition, all four Baptist hospitals are accredited Chest Pain Centers specializing in rapid diagnosis and effective treatment.

“We’re pleased to be recognized for our commitment to women and in being the preferred provider of comprehensive women’s health care at every stage of life,” said Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Heart Hospital and Wolfson Children’s Hospital were also honored by Women’s Choice Award among the 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety.

“Improving patient safety is not only a matter of error prevention, but it’s a calculated step in spending the extra time needed to deliver quality care that saves lives,” says Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified Inc., home to the Women’s Choice Award. (See a video congratulating Baptist Health on the Women’s Choice Award for Heart Care.)

The America’s Best for Patient Safety award identifies hospitals with a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and infections.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center South and Baptist Medical Center Beaches also received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.

Call 904.202.CARE to schedule an appointment with a Baptist Health primary care doctor or with a cardiologist.

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