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Encino Hospital Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care

06-13-2017

Low Emergency Room Wait Times One of Key Measurements for Award

ENCINO, Calif., June, 13, 2017 – Encino Hospital Medical Center proudly announces that it has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. Encino Hospital Medical Center is one of 320 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for emergency care in the United States.

“Our commitment to the community and patients is to provide quality, compassionate care, and this is our top priority,” said Bockhi Park, CEO for Encino Hospital Medical Center. “The backbone of our hospital is the Emergency Department, and we are proud to serve the San Fernando Valley with award-winning emergency care for patients in their time of need.”

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 Encino Hospital 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.”

For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/

About Encino Hospital Medical Center

Encino Hospital Medical Center (EHMC), a member of Prime Healthcare, is an award-winning, 150-bed nonprofit hospital located in Encino, California. It is staffed with 330 physicians and 420 professional support staff. Servicing the greater San Fernando Valley, Encino Hospital provides 24/7 emergency services in addition to a wide range of highly specialized medical, surgical and diagnostic services. Its state-of-the-art geriatric services include a geriatric Senior ER, Comprehensive Senior Care Program, Geriatric Inpatient Wing, an inpatient Acute Rehab Unit, and Gero-Psychiatric Inpatient Services. Attracting many world-class physicians, the professional clinical teams at Encino Hospital Medical Center use an interdisciplinary approach to ensure comprehensive care for each patient. Please visit us at encinomed.org.

About the Women’s Choice Award®

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.

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