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2023 Women's Choice Award America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

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2023 Women's Choice Award America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Wabash General Hospital Receives the 2023 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

86% of women would travel up to 50 miles for a hospital with a better patient experience

Mount Carmel, Illinois, January 11, 2023 – Wabash General Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Wabash General Hospital has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on number of beds, of which there were four categories.

Patients today are more involved in their care and demand a greater experience throughout their entire journey of care putting more pressure on healthcare providers to find ways to become more patient centered to meet these demands.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, good patient experience positively correlates to disease management, adherence to treatment plans and health outcomes. Providing good patient experience is also good for business as it results in greater employee morale and satisfaction thereby reducing turnover and helping recruit top talent. It also keeps patients loyal and happy and less likely to change providers or systems again helping the bottom line.

With a strong correlation between providing good patient experience throughout her journey and improved clinical quality measures including increased HCAHPS scores makes the investment a win-win for all. According to a survey of healthcare consumers, 82% of consumers would switch a healthcare provider as the result of a bad experience. And 86% of women would travel up to 50 miles for a hospital that was rated best inpatient experience.

Wabash General Hospital is one of a total of 400 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient experience in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

“I’m grateful to work with a great team of medical professionals that strive to provide the best patient experience possible,” said Karissa Turner, President & CEO of Wabash General Hospital. “We focus on exceeding customers’ expectations every time they interact with our hospital. I’m proud of staff for their hard work and commitment to being the best healthcare provider. It takes a team working together to make this possible. Wabash General Hospital is very lucky to be fortunate enough to have the great people we have working here.”

The methodology used to select Wabash General Hospital as one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience is unique in that it evaluates specific Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

The Women’s Choice Award collects the data for the following HCAHPS survey measures and uses a weighted average to award the best hospitals for patient experience:

  • Effective communication with nurses and doctors
  • Responsiveness to requests for help
  • Providing patient recovery information
  • Explanation about medications before being administered
  • Bathroom and room cleanliness
  • Peacefulness of room at night
  • Patient recommendation rating

“By raising your standards to meet the highest expectations – which studies show tend to be held by women – you’re giving everyone the best you have to offer.The Women’s Choice Award is so much more than an award. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, your entire hospital and all of your service lines are lifted up for the exceptional experience you provide – not only for women but for all patients. What a great achievement!” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “To help women simplify their choices, the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience are awarded because they excel in the patient’s willingness to recommend, as well as doctor communications, staff help, cleanliness, providing recovery information, explanation of medications, communication by nurses and peacefulness of the room at night.”

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