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St. Joseph Hospital earns 2018 Women's Choice Award® in five specialties


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.
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