Iowa Specialty Hospital

Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, Patient Safety & Bariatric Surgery

June 1, 2017

Awards recognize safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections 

Iowa Specialty Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®. These awards signify that Iowa Specialty Hospital is ranked 12th out of 1,283 hospitals for patient experience, is in the top 0.03% of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety and top 0.02% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals reviewed for Bariatric Surgery.

“The recipients of the America’s Best Hospitals awards have led the country by treating patients the way patients want to be treated and by implementing safe practices that have ultimately saved lives,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “These recognitions are critical for women as they make 80% of healthcare decisions and need to know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in safe hands.”

According to Amy McDaniel, CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond, these awards represent an important recognition from the industry leaders in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience. “Iowa Specialty Hospital is proud of the efforts of its providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital earning the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Bariatric Surgery designations,” said McDaniel. “Our success stems from the focus we put on the patient experience and supporting our team in creating a positive experience with the patients we treat.”

“Our team is dedicated to providing excellence to our patients in the form of resources, inpatient and outpatient facilities, and support, so earning the America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery designation is truly a reflection of our team’s commitment to exceeding our patients’ expectations” says Dr. Todd Eibes, Bariatric Surgeon.

America’s Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience Award

The Women’s Choice Award collects the data for the following HCAHPS survey measures and uses a weighted average to award the best hospitals for patient experience:

•    Effective communication with nurses and doctors
•    Responsiveness to requests for help
•    Pain management
•    Explanation about medications before being administered
•    Bathroom and room cleanliness
•    Patient recommendation rating

America’s Best Hospital for Patient Safety Award 

To receive the Patient Safety award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area. 

Iowa Specialty Hospital is one of 451 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by Women’s Choice Award.  

America’s Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery Award

Iowa Specialty Hospital achieved the America’s Best distinction for Bariatric Surgery by meeting the following criteria:

•    Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
•    At least 72% of patients reporting on the HCAPHS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
•    A high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates 

Iowa Specialty Hospital is one of 384 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for Bariatric Surgery across the U.S.

For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and Bariatric Surgery, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/
 

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