More national recognition for Stoughton Hospital

Stoughton Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award.

According to a Feb. 1 Stoughton Hospital news release, the award signifies that it has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on the number of beds and is one of a total of 400 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient experience in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

“Women make the majority of healthcare decisions for their families so earning their trust means a great deal to us,” said Amy Hermes, Stoughton Health vice-president of patient services and chief nursing officer. “Whether seeking care at Stoughton Hospital, one of our urgent care clinics or other locations, our number one priority is quality, personalized care for our patients.”

According to the news release, the methodology used to select Stoughton Hospital 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,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice 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.”

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