April 16, 2015
St Petersburg, FL — St. Petersburg General Hospital earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care for a 2nd consecutive year. This is an evidence-based designation reflecting exceptional clinical performance and women’s preferences.
This coveted credential places St. Petersburg General Hospital in the top 10% 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. 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.
“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®.
“We are honored to again be recognized with the Women’s Choice Award for Best Emergency Care”, says Janice Balzano, CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital. “For over 40 years St. Pete General Hospital has continued to provide high quality, compassionate care with new accreditations and recognitions added every year. We are proud of our Emergency Services staff and physicians and couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this prestigious award.”