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

January 4, 2024
3 minutes

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics 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 offering orthopedics services.

In a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award, female orthopedic patients identified the following key priorities when choosing a hospital for orthopedics:

  • Single source for orthopedic services
  • Solid patient safety record
  • High recommendation ratings

“Women have different orthopedic needs, particularly as they grow older and become more at risk for osteoporosis, arthritis and fractures.  They are also staying active much longer,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “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 patient’s bone health, with a special focus on the needs and preferences of women. We are the only award that recognizes a hospital’s ability to meet women’s distinctive needs.”

The methodology used to select Guadalupe Regional Medical Center as one of the Best Hospitals for Orthopedics is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare 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)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureu (MRSA) infections

A hospital 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.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center is one of 316 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

“The group of highly-skilled orthopedic physicians providing care at GRMC have an unwavering commitment to provide unparalleled, superior care that not only mends bones and joints, but also restores lives”, says GRMC Chief Nursing Officer Daphne Blake, RN, MSN. “Beyond treating physical ailments, we recognize the profound impact that orthopedic health has on individuals’ overall wellbeing.”

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