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
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
health care 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
Women's Choice Award®
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.