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Jefferson Healthcare Receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience

Jefferson Healthcare was named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.

Hospitals aiming to provide the most appropriate and value-based care along with advances in technology such as minimally invasive techniques have shifted many patient cases to outpatient settings.  As a result, hospitals have made significant strides in providing increased customer service to improve the outpatient experience.

“Overnight stays in the hospital can be very stressful and costly. With the advancement of technology, hospitals are now able to offer more procedures on an outpatient basis which is much more convenient, more affordable and less stressful,” said Delia Passi, founder, and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Women have demanding lifestyles with over 70% of moms employed so making it easy for her to find hospitals that provide the best outpatient experience helps simplify her life.”

The methodology used to select Jefferson Healthcare as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience is exclusive in that it evaluates patient satisfaction measures with a hospital visit based on the criteria in the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey (OAS-CAHPS).  The evaluation process is the only national list that focuses on the opinion of females. It is the only award recognizing excellence in outpatient satisfaction based on robust criteria that consider the patient experience and clinical excellence.

To receive the award, hospitals must first be accredited by the Joint Commission (JC), The Healthcare Facilities Outpatient Program (HFAP) or Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV). Accredited facilities are continuously improving the safety and quality of patient care and this certification signifies the facility’s commitment to meet regulations and best practices for the medical industry.  The categories in the OAS-CAHPS survey are assigned weights based on the feedback received from the Women’s Choice Award Survey.  Only hospitals that achieve rankings higher or equal to the national average in communication and care by hospital staff, pre and post-surgical coordination, facility ratings and patients’ recommendation are eligible for the outpatient experience award.

Jefferson Healthcare is one of 294 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for outpatient experience in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

“This is a special honor because it not only demonstrates our commitment to patient safety but also that we are recognized for what women say they want from a hospital experience,” said Brandie Manuel Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer. “It is a testament to the dedication of the entire team which provides high quality, compassionate care every day.”

For more information about the America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/

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