Witham Health Services has been 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 healthcare. The award signifies that Witham health Services is in the top 4% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals for patient safety in safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections.

Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years. Hospital-acquired conditions have declined resulting in fewer patient deaths according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.

“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,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “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.”

The methodology used to select Witham Health Services as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) measures of infections and complications, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

Witham Health Services is one of 294 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.  “At Witham health Services our patients come first. We work diligently to provide the safest environment for our patients. Our staff is trained to assess patient safety and are proactive in evaluating a potential unsafe condition in order to create a safe environment for everyone,” said Jason Scott, Chief Patient Experience Officer at Witham Health Services.

For more information about the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, please visit https://womenschoiceaward.com/best-hospitals-for-patient-safety