Decatur County Hospital Receives the 2023 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.
Decatur County Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Decatur County Hospital has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on number of beds. The Women’s Choice Award® identifies America’s Best Hospitals & healthcare facilities across our nation based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations to help women make smart healthcare choices. Being treated with the proper level of care impacts your health, well-being and healing, so the goal of this award is to simplify your choice by identifying those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, good patient experience positively correlates to disease management, adherence to treatment plans and health outcomes, which is why at Decatur County Hospital we have made it our mission to provide exceptional care, close to home, to ensure the best outcomes.
The methodology used to select Decatur County Hospital as one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience is unique in that it evaluates specific Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
The Women’s Choice Award collects the data for the following HCAHPS survey measures and uses a weighted average to award the best hospitals for patient experience:
- Effective communication with nurses and doctors
- Responsiveness to requests for help
- Providing patient recovery information
- Explanation about medications before being administered
- Bathroom and room cleanliness
- Peacefulness of room at night
- Patient recommendation rating
“By raising your standards to meet the highest expectations – which studies show tend to be held by women – you’re giving everyone the best you have to offer. The Women’s Choice Award is so much more than an award. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, your entire hospital and all of your service lines are lifted up for the exceptional experience you provide – not only for women but for all patients. What a great achievement!” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “To help women simplify their choices, the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience are awarded because they excel in the patient’s willingness to recommend, as well as doctor communications, staff help, cleanliness, providing recovery information, explanation of medications, communication by nurses and peacefulness of the room at night.”
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ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. The Women’s Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to lean more.
To learn more about Decatur County Hospital and our available services, please visit www.decaturcountyhospital.org, or call 641-446-2285. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @DecaturCountyHospitalIowa.