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Queen of the Valley Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award for second year in a row

Queen of the Valley Medical Center honored as one of America's Best Hospitals for providing exceptional patient care and treatment in orthopedics

(Napa, Calif. – July 31, 2014) – Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been named a Women's Choice Award® recipient as an America's Best Hospital for Orthopedics for the second consecutive year, acknowledging the hospital's dedication to provide exceptional patient care and treatment. The award is based on robust criteria that include patient satisfaction measurements as well as consideration of areas of clinical excellence.

Providing women with smart orthopedic choices is critically important. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), osteoporosis, a disease characterized by weakened and fragile bone tissue, is one of the key diseases that predominately affect women. In fact, half of all women age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime (NOF, 2013). Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women. The NOF also notes that a woman's risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer (NOF, "What Women Need To Know").

Queen of the Valley Medical Center qualifies for this highly selective annual list based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process. The scoring utilizes data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The selection process identifies those hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedic services, and that meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences.

"As one of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, Queen of the Valley Hospital is demonstrating their commitment to fulfill the needs and preferences of women by meeting the highest standards of excellence and performance," states Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women's Choice Award program, and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.

The Women's Choice Award program provides women with a trusted third party endorsement based on hospital experiences by patients in their community and back that with clinical data. By carrying the Women's Choice Award seal, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.

"Women spoke and clearly defined what's important to them when seeking an orthopedic hospital and the standard of excellence they expect for themselves and their families. As one of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, Queen of the Valley Medical Center was selected due to their excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications, patient recommendation ratings, availability of microscopic surgery and adequate post-surgical care," says Delia Passi.

Women have many choices when it comes to orthopedic care. Now they can make informed choices based on the recommendations of women who have experienced that hospital. Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women's Choice Award seal at her local hospital, she'll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones.

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, a neurosurgery program affiliated with UCSF, a Women's Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, and a full-service emergency department and trauma center, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org.

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 at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/join-the-million/ and joining the network.

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