St. Joseph Hospital is recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals
for Heart Care, Cancer Care, and Obstetrics, and as one of America's
Best Breast Centers and America’s Best Stroke Centers.
Orange, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2018) – St. Joseph Hospital in Orange has
earned the Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best
Hospitals in five specialties. The 2018 honor recognizes the hospital
as one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Cancer Care, and
Obstetrics and as one of America's Best Breast Centers and America’s
Best Stroke Centers.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based designation that
identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust
criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence,
and research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of Business
on what drives the hospital experience for women versus men.
“The Women’s Choice Awards reflect our ongoing commitment to
delivering an extraordinary healthcare experience, and we are honored
to be distinguished in five categories this year,” said Jeremy S.
Zoch, PhD, MHA, FACHE, chief executive of St. Joseph Hospital. “Having
our programs recognized by the Women’s Choice Award is an honor
and reinforces our goal to ensure patients are treated with the highest
level of care in a personalized and compassionate setting.”
- The Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Heart Care signifies
that the cardiovascular care provided by St. Joseph Hospital’s heart
and vascular experts is in the country’s top nine percent of hospitals
offering heart care services. The nationally acclaimed Center for Heart
and Vascular Wellness was the first in Orange County to provide technologically
advanced diagnostic and treatment options to adults suffering from cardiac
and/or vascular disease.
- St. Joseph Hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
earned the 2018 Women’s Choice Award for Cancer Care by meeting
the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College
of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, excellence in clinical performance in
regard to patient safety measures, and high recommendation rates. The
award signifies that the hospital ranks in the top nine percent of hospitals
throughout the country offering these services.
- St. Joseph Hospital’s Obstetric Services is one of 452 award recipients
representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics
across the United States. The award identifies hospitals that offer maternity
services that also ranked above the national average for patient satisfaction
and patient safety. Having a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on-site
earns additional credit; St. Joseph Hospital offers a Level II NICU in
partnership with specialists from CHOC Children’s Hospital.
- As one of the 384 recipients of the Women’s Choice Award for America’s
Best Breast Centers, St. Joseph Hospital is recognized for meeting the
highest standards in caring for the needs of female patients, as well
as meeting the rigorous standards of the National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and having Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
(BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology. The St. Joseph Hospital
Breast Program offers comprehensive and individualized treatment, including
diagnostic and imaging services, breast surgery and pathology, specialized
programs for high-risk patients, cancer navigators, clinical trials and more.
- Being awarded the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Stroke
Centers recognizes St. Joseph Hospital’s Stroke Center accreditation
by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, as well
as the ability to meet the high standards for stroke care as determined
by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and high
patient satisfaction scores. The Stroke Program at St. Joseph Hospital
provides evidence-based expertise in preventive education and screenings,
diagnosis, immediate intervention, management and rehabilitation.