Chino Valley Medical Centeris recognized for ranking in the topeight percent for Emergency Care
Chino, CA April 14, 2014 ─ Chino Valley Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women's
Choice Award® (WCA) as America's Best Hospitals for Emergency
Care. This coveted credential places Chino Valley Medical Centerin the top eight percent for Emergency care, which was achieved by 373 hospitals,
less than 10% of the 3,800 emergency rooms that report data to the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid.
"Those of us locally have known for a long time that the care provided
by the Chino Valley Emergency Department is fast, efficient, and caring.
With one of the quickest door to doctor time in Southern California and
a disposition time of two hours, it is no wonder that Women's Choice
would select our ER. I couldn't be prouder," stated Dr. James
M. Lally, President & Chief Medical Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center.
Emergency services (ES) account for more than 125 million hospital visits
annually, and all clinicians must have expertise in caring for patients
across their life span, often when their healthcare needs are urgent and
unplanned. Unlike other hospital departments that interact with the same
patient and families for an extended period, ES staffs typically have
one patient encounter, often when anxiety and fear is at its peak.
"The Women's Choice Award® seal delivers a powerful message
to women, offering them the peace of mind that the recipient is clinically
excellent and highly responsive to the patient's experience, "notes
Sharyn S Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the WCA Healthcare Division.
"Awarded Emergency Services Departments must achieve high rankings
on eight emergency measures including patient recommendation scores, which
is unlike any other healthcare credential recognizing providers today."
Hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award consistently rank in the top
25 percent of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on their emergency department's
performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The
eight measures CMS publicly reports relate primarily to the amount of
time taken in the ER such as time for diagnosis, medication, and admission
to the hospital, and are weighted according to the priorities of women surveyed.
Of the eight measures reported by emergency departments to the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), women rate "door to diagnostic
time" or in other words, "door to doctor," as the most
important criteria when selecting an emergency room. The least important
reported measure is the percentage of patients who left the emergency
department before being seen.
"Providing the best in Emergency Care is the combined effort of hospitals,
physicians, nurses and EMS Practitioners and we commend those recognized
for striving for extraordinary care," remarked Conrad "Chuck"
Kearns, President of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians,
serving EMS Practitioners in 50 countries around the world.
A hospital can be eliminated from the award if they fall outside the 25th percentile for two or more of the eight measures, depending on their importance.
The award is also limited to those hospitals with a solid recommendation on
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.
"We have found that recommendations are an important consideration
used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family.
By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical
care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when
it comes to emergency situations,"said Delia Passi, CEO & Founder
of Women's Choice Award®.
Year after year, the Women's Choice Award® is the only credential
that identifies the nation's best healthcare institutions by measuring
against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment
and a quality hospital experience. This credential signifies Chino Valley
Medical Center'scommitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for
women and all patients.
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ABOUT Chino Valley Medical Center
Chino Valley Medical Center, a subsidiary of
Prime Healthcare Services, is a 126 bed facility located in beautiful Southern California. We are
named a 100 top hospital in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for
four years running as well as America's Best Hospitals for Emergency
Care by the Women's Choice Awards. Here at CVMC, we are also an academic
acute care facility staffed with physicians and residents who provide
an innovative approach in treatment. Within our teaching environment,
patients are treated by our qualified professionals as we meet the needs
of the diverse communities we serve. This program is fully accredited
by the American Osteopathic Association (A.O.A.) So rest assured, you're
going to get great care!
Designed with you in mind, our focus is to provide high quality healthcare
in a serene, healing atmosphere. We have a bustling emergency department,
14 intensive care beds, full radiological and laboratory services; as
well as a comprehensive operative suite with separate GI and pain facilities.
CVMC features state-of-the art technology including Digital Mammography,
64-slice CT Scanner and the newly installed da Vinci Xi Surgical System
which gives surgeons the ability to operate using minimally invasive,
minute incisions, and is known to cause patients less pain and result
in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time. Chino Valley Medical
Center is proud of its staff and the caring touch they provide. Patients
and visitors often express their sense of the hospital's "family"
atmosphere. This is due not only to the efficient size of the facility,
but more importantly because of the warm, personalized care given by our
staff. With over 400 registered nurses, technicians and support personnel
at your service, Chino Valley Medical Center is
a place for you to heal.
ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD®
Women's Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively
identifying the brands, products, and services most recommended and trusted
by women - those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their recommendation.
Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research
conducted in partnership with the
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women versus men. As the leading
advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., home of the
Women's Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences
of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their
preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong
by visiting the
Women's Choice Award's official website and joining the network.