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GRMC Receives the 2024 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery

January 4, 2024
3 minutes

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery 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 5% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals reviewed.

Minimally Invasive Surgery has become the standard of care for many surgical procedures as a safer, less invasive, and more effective option to open surgery.  Minimally invasive surgeries minimize risks to the patient by significantly reducing the size of the incisions which has clear benefits including shorter hospital stays, if any, fewer complications, faster recovery, and reduced pain, scarring and costs.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center achieved the Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery distinction by meeting the following criteria:

  • Hospitals must be listed by the American Hospital Directory ( as providing Robotic Surgery. Alternatively, a hospital can qualify if they have accreditation from the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS), or designation by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery or Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
  • Hospitals must also have a patient recommendation rating of 67% or more (i.e. higher than the national average) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) survey (HCAHPS).
  • Any hospital with a “Worse than the national rate” rating from CMS for Deaths from Serious Complications or Surgical Site Infections – Hysterectomy or Colon Surgery are disqualified from consideration.

“The Women’s Choice Award provides consumers with an objective, uniform and fact-based trusted resource to find the best hospitals that excel in minimally invasive surgery,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.  “Minimally invasive surgery is a great option for women as it requires less recovery time and reduces pain and complications, allowing her a quicker return to what matters most in life.”

GRMC is one of 503 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for minimally invasive surgery across the U.S.

“Minimally invasive surgery in healthcare is pivotal, offering precision and faster recovery times,” says GRMC Director of OR Jody Elliot, MSN, RN. “GRMC is honored to be named in the top 5% in the nation for being a leader in advanced technology, specifically minimally invasive procedures. This technology enhances surgical capabilities, reduces complications, and enables surgeons to perform intricate tasks, ultimately improving patient outcomes and revolutionizing the landscape of modern medical interventions.”

For the full list of America’s Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery visit

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