Sharp Grossmont Receives 2017 Women's Choice Award
Honor recognizes comprehensive care to treat heart disease — the nation's leading cause of death for women.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been named one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women's Choice Award®, a nationwide referral source that identifies the country's best health care institutions based on clinical criteria and surveys. The award signifies that Sharp Grossmont Hospital is in the top 9 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite increased awareness over the past decade, only 54 percent of women recognize that heart disease is a leading killer of females. What's often thought of as a "man's disease" causes approximately 1 in every 4 female deaths in the U.S. every year and it takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
"With such strong prevalence of heart disease, every woman should know where to find the very best heart care before she ever has an incident," says Delia Passi, founder and CEO of The Women's Choice Award. "We help women by conducting evidence-based research and recognizing the hospitals that could one day save their lives."
The methodology used to select Sharp Grossmont Hospital as one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care is unique in that it evaluates:
- The number of cardiac/vascular services offered; recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services: cardiac catheter lab, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac surgery, carotid stenting, coronary interventions, electrophysiology, vascular interventions, vascular surgery and coronary intensive care
- 30-day mortality and readmission rates for heart attack and failure
- Patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey
- Primary research about women's health care preferences
Learn more about the 2017 America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego's East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's and children's health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare's emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.
About the Women's Choice Award
The Women's Choice Award is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart health care choices by identifying the country's best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women's Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year.