the sixth consecutive year, San Antonio Regional Hospital has been named a
recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals
for Heart Care. The
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 an important indicator
when selecting a hospital.
Choice determines the 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, Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
The hospital has received the Women’s Choice Award® from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care, Stroke Care, Cancer Care, and Orthopedics. These awards are 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 reflecting best practices in each medical specialty. Hospitals that carry the Women’s Choice Award seal signify that they have met high standards with regard to women’s preferences and strong clinical performance, and the distinction allows women to make an informed decision about where to go for care for themselves or their family.
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.
more than 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.
Congratulations to all physicians, nurses, and other employees who care for our cancer patients. San Antonio continues to be 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.
The 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.
San Antonio Regional Hospital continues to learn the Women’s Choice Award®, distinguishing it as one of the 2014 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. In addition to heart, stroke and cancer care, the hospital earned this prestigious award for Orthopedic Care.
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 hospital.
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. San Antonio's dedicated and outstanding orthopedic surgeons and clinical staff have helped the hospital achieve this goal.
San Antonio Regional Hospital is humbled by the endorsements we have received from Inland Valley residents. To be voted as a BEST HOSPITAL by Inland Valley Daily Bulletin readers for the tenth 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 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 tenth consecutive year San Antonio Regional Hospital was voted the BEST HOSPITAL by Daily Bulletin readers, and a FAVORITE HOSPITAL by San Bernardino Sun readers.
Our deepest thanks to San Bernardino Sun readers for voting San Antonio as a Favorite Hospital. We are honored by the distinction and look forward to bringing you the very best of care today, tomorrow, and beyond.
San Antonio has always been committed to educating new mothers on the health 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 things 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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