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GRMC Named America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

January 1, 2020
3 minutes

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This award recognizes safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center 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 GRMC is in the top 8% of 4,814 U.S. hospitals for patient safety; specifically GRMC falls into the top 4% of U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

“This national recognition from the Women’s Choice Award signifies that GRMC is one of 379 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award”, said Robert Haynes, CEO for Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. “This award confirms our testament to the high standard of care provided to patients every day by the staff at GRMC and to our dedication in providing high-quality, safe care to every life we are privileged to touch.”

To receive the 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. “Very few 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 area 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 80% of healthcare decisions and need to know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in safe hands.”

The methodology used to select GRMC 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.

Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years. Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21% from 2010 to 2015, resulting in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.

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ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD: The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award has been honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. Visit to learn more.

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