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Recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, Orthopedics and Mammogram Imaging Practices
Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland, part of Inspira Health, have been recognized by America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care, the Women’s Choice Awards®. Inspira Medical Center Elmer has earned the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for one of America’s Best Hospitals for both Patient Safety and Orthopedics, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland has earned the 2021 Women’s Choice Awards for one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers.
“Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland are proud to receive recognition as one of the best hospitals for orthopedics, patient safety and mammogram imaging centers,” said Elizabeth Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer, Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff continues to go above and beyond to maintain our patients at the forefront of everything we do. We take great pride in the care we provide to our patients and these awards are a testament to our ongoing commitment to our patients and their families within the community.”
The patient safety award signifies that Inspira Medical Center Elmer is one of the top hospitals in the nation for patient safety in safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections. The methodology used for this recognition 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 health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. Inspira Medical Center Elmer is one of 294 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standard for patient safety in the U.S.
“At Inspira, we are steadfast in our commitment to provide safe, high-quality health care for our community,” said Paul Lambrecht, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Inspira Health. “Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland being recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, amid a year that has been a challenge for our community, confirms the exceptional care that our staff provides to every patient, every encounter, every day.”
The orthopedic award signifies that Inspira Medical Center Elmer is one of the top hospitals in the nation offering orthopedic services. The methodology used for this recognition is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s health care preferences. Award recipients are also measured on their incidence of surgical complications and infections, including:
- A wound that splits open after surgery;
- Accidental cuts and tears;
- Deaths from serious treatable complications;
- Rate of complications for knee or hip replacement patients;
- Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI); and
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureu (MRSA) infections
The hospital also must have arthroscopy, joint replacement and spine surgery orthopedic services available to patients, onsite physical therapy, and an MRI in order to qualify for the award. It is the only award recognizing excellence in orthopedics based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. Inspira Medical Center Elmer is one of 455 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care in the U.S.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Inspira Medical Center Vineland is one of 1,605 award winners on the list for America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers, representing imaging centers that carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology and are accredited for Mammograms (MAP).
“Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being, and healing, so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care for their patients, with a special focus on the needs and preferences of women,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “We are the only award that recognizes a hospital’s ability to meet women’s distinctive needs and this recognition is critical for women as they make over 80 percent of health care decisions and need to know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in the safest hands.”
About Inspira Health
Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in 10 nationally accredited specialty programs. The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, two comprehensive cancer centers, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 35 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,300 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 6,200 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the system’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.
About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.
The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.