GMC, Davenport Receives Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of adult disability. Every 40 seconds, someone will suffer a stroke, resulting in more than 795,000 annually affected, with more than 137,000 deaths. According to the AHA, 1 in 3 will women die of heart disease and stroke.
Hospitals earning the Stroke Care Award must be accredited by the Joint Commission/ASA as an Advanced Primary Care Stroke Center or an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. In addition, publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and patient recommendation ratings data were included, when assessing each hospital’s clinical performance.
“Genesis is highly regarded for its care of stroke patients. Patients are guided relentlessly on a journey of recovery following stroke by our skilled physicians and skilled rehabilitation staff,’’ said Jordan Voigt, president, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport. “Our goal is provide the best possible outcomes to all patients following stroke. We are pleased with the Women’s Choice Award for stroke care because of what it means for our patients.’’
The Women’s Choice Award Seal is the only declaration that integrates clinical excellence (CMS) and consumer experience to provide women and the family’s health decision-makers with clear guidance on making the best healthcare decisions for their families
Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has also earned Women’s Choice awards in 2015 for patient safety, heart care and cancer care.
“We congratulate these hospitals and their dedication to education, prevention, and early intervention to reduce the devastating effects of stroke,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Division.
“The women in the Quad Cities region are extremely fortunate to have access to one of the best Stroke Centers in America,’’ said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only credential that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions by measuring against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. This credential signifies the commitment and passion of Genesis Medical Center, Davenport toward an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.
About The Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.