(Chino, CA – February 20, 2017) – Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC) proudly announces they are recipients of the prestigious Women’s Choice Award for Best Emergency Care for 2017. Emergency Room waiting times are one of key measurements for this award. Women’s Choice Award is America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
Chino Valley Medical Center is one of 320 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for emergency care in the U.S. by Women’s Choice Award. “Our Emergency Room is very busy, we can see over 4,000 people in a month’s time,” shares Cheryl Gilliatt, RN, MSN, and Director of Emergency Services. “We strive to provide the best care to the patients that come through our doors, and it is an honor to be recognized for the efficiencies we practice in our ER.” CVMC has a considerably small Emergency Department but still serves the volume of larger hospitals with efficiency and compassion.
The methodology for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award is unique in that it combines Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. The award recognizes excellence in emergency care based on several process of care measures focused on time patients spent in the emergency department, including:
- Time to admission
- Time from admission to room
- Door to diagnosis
Criteria for selecting Chino Valley Medical Center as one of America’s best also included the average time before outpatients with chest pain or a possible heart attack received an ECG, and the average time patients with broken bones had to wait before getting pain medication. Awarded hospitals represent those with emergency departments with average measure times in the highest 25th to 50th percentile in the country.
The award is especially significant given that long waits and high crowding can negatively impact patient outcomes, including patients leaving without receiving medical treatment, longer overall length of hospital stay and an increase in mortality rates.
“Emergency departments can be very stressful environments, particularly for the elderly or a mother with a sick or injured child,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Women make over 80% of healthcare decisions and want to be confident that they know which emergency departments in their communities will take care of their loved ones quickly and with the best possible care.”
CVMC, established in 1972, is a 112-bed community hospital centrally located in beautiful Southern California. After significant investments, Chino Valley has achieved outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from organizations including The Leapfrog Group, US News & World Report, Healthgrades, Women’s Choice Award®, and the National Research Corporation “Path to Excellence” award. The hospital provides the latest technology and services for improving lives including a da Vinci Robotic Surgery Unit and top-rated orthopedic and gastrointestinal care. Chino Valley Medical Center is consistently recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation, who stands ready to serve their local community with compassionate, quality care. Nationally Recognized, Locally preferred, Community Focused.
For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/
Media contact for Women’s Choice Award® is Melanie Otero: (305)321-6447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.