St Petersburg, FL - St. Petersburg General Hospital earns the honor of being named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by Women’s Choice Award. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments continue to be an essential part of the healthcare system as they provide fast, life-or-limb saving care to millions each year.

This distinct honor exemplifies the dedication to patient care that St. Petersburg General Hospital strives for on a daily basis. To be named as one of the best hospitals in America for Emergency Care is an honor taken very seriously as St. Petersburg General Hospital strives to become a community leader in Women’s Healthcare.

“Our hospital is committed to providing the best in Women’s Care and we are honored to earn such a prestigious award” said Bob Conroy Jr., CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award consistently rank in the top 25 percent of the 3,600 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The seven 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. A hospital can be eliminated from the award if they fall outside the 25th percentile for two or more of the seven 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.