the third consecutive year, San Antonio Regional Hospital has been named a
recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® as one of 2016 America’s Best Hospitals
for Heart Care. San Antonio is one of 353 hospitals nationwide and just two in
the Inland Empire to qualify for this evidence-based designation.
Women’s Choice Award is the only heart care award that identifies the country’s
best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider both
clinical excellence and female patient satisfaction. San Antonio performed well
clinically with regard to heart care measures, but also had a high
recommendation rate, which women have identified as a very important indicator
when selecting a hospital.
Choice determines the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care list by
first identifying hospitals across the nation that offer a minimum number of
cardiac and/or vascular services. Only hospitals that perform well clinically
with regard to heart care measures reported to Medicare, and also have a high
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
recommendation score, are selected. All data used to determine the award
recipients is completely objective and evidence-based. “Considering that heart
disease is the number one killer of women across the country, helping women
find the best in cardiac care is how we empower women to make the best
healthcare choices for themselves and for their family,” says Delia Passi, CEO
and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
Women’s Breast & Imaging Center at San Antonio Regional Hospital has been
awarded the “Breast Center of Excellence” distinction by the American College
of Radiology (ACR). This distinction is considered ACR’s Gold Standard of
Accreditation and indicates that the facility has met the highest level of
imaging quality and radiation safety. This includes a rigorous review of
personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and
quality control procedures. The ACR accreditation process is overseen by
board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced
diagnostic imaging. The ACR is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body
in the US and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.
almost a decade, San Antonio’s Women’s Breast & Imaging Center has been
helping women screen for and find breast cancers early, when treatments are
most effective. The hospital is committed to staying on the forefront of breast
imaging technology, and recently installed the latest generation of 3D
mammography equipment. 3D mammography is one of the most exciting new
technologies in the fight against breast cancer. It allows doctors to examine
breast tissue one layer at a time. 3D mammography uses high-powered computing
to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or slices –
building what is essentially a 3-dimensional mammogram.
The hospital has received the Women’s Choice Award® from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2014 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care. The award is based on criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence indicators. In fact, hospitals that do not meet the organization’s clinical excellence standards first and foremost are not considered for the award. WomenCertified® represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands that are identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women. Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process. The scoring incorporates a national, standardized survey of patients’ perspective of hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) and an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction.
Hospitals were also screened based on clinical criteria. Hospitals that carry the Women’s Choice Award seal signify that they have met high standards with regard to women’s preferences, and the distinction allows women to make an informed decision about where to go for care for themselves or their family. “We are extremely pleased to have been recognized with the Women’s Choice Award for patient experience in Heart Care,” said Harris F. Koenig. “This recognition affirms our commitment to providing our patients with the highest quality cardiac care. We are proud to have some of the area’s best physicians and staff to help us achieve this goal.” This is the second time the hospital has earned a Women’s Choice Award.
to all physicians, nurses, and other employees who care for our cancer
patients. San Antonio has just been recognized as one of the 2014 America’s Best
Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women Certified organization. The Women’s
Choice award identifies the very best cancer hospitals across the United States
that are accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
and have received high recommendation ratings for patient satisfaction from the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The award methodology includes
clinical performance among hospitals with chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
hospice services, and/or major research programs.
goal of the Women’s Choice Awards is to help women make smart healthcare
decisions by identifying hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of
quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female patient
experience. Being recognized as a hospital of choice among women is an
honorable achievement as women account for 90% of all healthcare decisions for
themselves and their families.
the third Women’s Choice award that San Antonio has received. Earlier this year, the
hospital was recognized as one of the 2014 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart
Care and also for Orthopedic Care.
For the second time this year, San Antonio has earned a Women’s
Choice Award®, distinguishing it as one of the 2014 Best Hospitals for Patient
Experience. Earlier this year, the hospital was recognized for its outstanding
heart care, and on April 30, 2014, WomenCertified® announced that San Antonio earned
this prestigious award for Orthopedic Care for the second consecutive year.
To qualify for the Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals
in Orthopedic Care, hospitals must provide comprehensive orthopedic services
and a minimum number of arthroscopies, joint replacements, and spinal
surgeries, as well as onsite MRI and physical therapy. Qualifying hospitals are
then judged on their HCAHPS scores for patient recommendations and
post-operative recovery, measures that are important to women when choosing a
Hospitals that carry the Women’s Choice Award seal signify
that they have met high standards with regard to women’s preferences, and the
distinction allows women to make an informed decision about where to go for care
for themselves or their family. “We are honored to have been recognized for the
second year with the Women’s Choice award for orthopedic care,” said Harris F.
Koenig. “Our dedicated and outstanding orthopedic surgeons and clinical staff
have helped us achieve this goal. They should be very proud.” Congratulations
to all who care for our orthopedic patients.
San Antonio Regional Hospital is humbled by the endorsements we
have received from Inland Valley residents. To be voted as a FAVORITE HOSPITAL by San Bernardino Sun
readers for the fourth consecutive year is truly an honor. We appreciate the
trust you place in our hands.
San Antonio has
been caring for generations of Inland Valley families for over a century. Our
very first patients were treated in 1907 by a handful of pioneering physicians
who wanted to make sure residents did not have to travel outside of their local
community to receive the medical care they needed. Now, over 100 years later
and 500 physicians strong, we continue to expand to meet the needs of our
growing communities. Over its 107-year history, San Antonio has been transformed from
a small community hospital into a regional healthcare provider serving the
multi-faceted health needs of diverse communities across the Inland Empire.
For the fourth consecutive year voted the BEST HOSPITAL by Daily Bulletin readers and a FAVORITE HOSPITAL by San Bernardino Sun readers.
Our deepest thanks to Daily Bulletin readers for voting San Antonio as the Best Hospital. We are honored by the distinction and look forward to bringing you the very best of care in 2014 and beyond. With a new high-tech 52-bed emergency department and patient tower coming with 92 private rooms, we'll be able to serve you ever better, striving every day to prove that you've chosen well.
San Antonio has always been committed to educating new mothers on the healthy benefits of breastfeeding and then providing them with the support to do so. How we are among the elite group of hospitals in California to receive a special "Baby Friendly" designation. This means we go above and beyond to support breastfeeding during and after your hospital stay. It's just one more thins we're doing to create a healthy beginning for your baby. For more information call 909.980.BABY or visit our Healthy Beginnings Family Care Center for additional Baby Friendly education and resources.
San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland, California, has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.
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