St. Petersburg, FL -- St. Petersburg General Hospital has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award(R) as one of America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. This evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women state that they want from a hospital.

The list of 360 award winners from across the county, including St. Petersburg General Hospital, represents those that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, signifying the commitment to meeting the highest standards in Emergency Care for women, their families and their community. "To be among the top 10% nationally out of 3,800 hospitals to receive this award for the 3rd year in a row is an incredible accomplishment for our hospital. Our Emergency Care team is dedicated to providing excellent care," emphasized Janice Balzano President and CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital.

"The Emergency Department works extremely hard and is very proud of its accomplishments in providing clinical excellence for our community," expressed Director of Emergency Services, Diane Conti RN, MSN.

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The Women's Choice Award(R) sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit the Women's Choice Award website to learn more.