TEMECULA – Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital was named one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women's Choice Award, America's trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies that TVH is in the top 4% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals for patient safety in safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections.
"Not all hospitals can say they are the safest in the country, and by identifying those who are, the Women's Choice Award is helping the female consumer identify the hospitals in her community that are dedicated to creating the safest patient experience," Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women's Choice Award, said.
The methodology used to select Temecula Valley Hospital as one of the Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates 13 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' measures of infections and complications, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey results along with primary research about women's health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
"The recipients of the Best Hospitals for Patient Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that have ultimately saved lives," Passi said. "This recognition is critical for women as they make over 80% of healthcare decisions and need to know they are putting themselves – and their family members – in the safest hands."
Temecula Valley Hospital is one of 510 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women's Choice Award.
"We are committed to providing safe, high-quality care, and to be named in the top 4% in the nation for safety is gratifying," Darlene Wetton, CEO of TVH, said. "Our patients are incredibly important to us. They are our family, friends, neighbors, and peers. At Temecula Valley Hospital, we pride ourselves on creating the safest patient experience possible, whether you visit unexpectedly or choose us for a surgical procedure. To be recognized in this prestigious way, gives peace of mind to our patients in knowing that when they choose TVH, they are in safe hands."
For the full list of the Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, visit https://womenschoiceaward.com/best-hospitals-for-patient-safety.
Submitted by Temecula Valley Hospital.