STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford Health received six 2016 Women’s Choice Awards, recognizing it as one of America’s Best Hospitals for heart care, obstetrics, cancer care, breast center, stroke center and America’s 100 Best Hospital’s for patient experience.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based designation that identifies the country’s best health-care institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.
Stamford Hospital also received Magnet designation, the highest honor for exceptional patient care and outcomes, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing.
“The Women’s Choice Awards reflect our ongoing commitment to delivering an extraordinary health care experience, and we are honored to be distinguished in six categories this year,” said Kathleen Silard, registered nurse and executive vice president and chief operating officer at Stamford Health.
Stamford Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute was identified among the country’s top 352 health care institutions based on criteria such as female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.
Stamford Health’s obstetric services were among the top 15 percent of hospitals considered the best in which to have a baby in 2016, and was awarded the 2016 Women’s Choice Award for the third consecutive year.
Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center earned the 2016 award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, excellence in clinical performance in regards to patient safety measures and a high recommendation rate.
Stamford Health’s Breast Center was recognized for its commitment to meeting the highest standards in caring for female patients, as well as meeting the standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and having Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology.
The Women’s Choice Award recognizes Stamford Health’s Stroke Center accreditation by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for patient experience recognition highlights Stamford Health’s continued commitment to delivering an exceptional patient experience.