How to Find the Best Hospital
Over the last few years, both of my children have needed to go to the hospital for various needs. It can be hard to make the decision of what hospital to go to when you are in need of immediate medical assistance. Doing your research before an emergency hits is key to choose the hospital that will provide the best patient experience.
So how do you know where to start your research? Find a hospital with a 2017 America’s 100 Best Seal from the Women’s Choice Award. “Hospital choice is a critical decision, particularly for women who make 80% of healthcare decisions,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Our patient experience award gives them the confidence that they have selected a hospital where they and their families are more likely to receive care that is truly patient-centric for the best possible outcomes.”
Hospitals that carry this seal have also partnered with the Women’s Choice Award and have made a commitment to the mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices for herself and her family. I know for myself, driving an hour or so away is nothing compared to the peace of mind of knowing I was going to be cared for at the very best facility.
Going to an America’s 100 Best Hospital for Patient Experience assures me that my family and I will have the highest level of care in areas that other women have also found most important in their healthcare experience, such as:
- Effective communication with nurses and doctors
- Responsiveness to requests for help
- Pain management
- Explanation about medications before being administered
- Bathroom and room cleanliness
- Patient recommendation rating
You will find that you have access to many of the 2017 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience right in your own neighborhood. Visit the Women’s Choice Award to find an awarded hospital near you.