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Texas Health Huguley Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Fort Worth, TX – May 31, 2017 – Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South 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 Texas Health Huguley is in the top 15% of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

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.

“The recipients of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that have ultimately saved lives,” 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 Texas Health Huguley as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates complication and infection incident rates, 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.

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.<

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

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

ABOUT TEXAS HEALTH HUGULEY HOSPITAL FORT WORTH SOUTH

Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, Texas Health Huguley believes that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Texas Health Huguley includes a 224-bed acute care hospital, a medical intensive care unit and a cardiovascular critical care unit, an accredited bone and joint center, an accredited chest pain center, behavioral health center, women’s services, an award-winning emergency department and a fitness center.  For more information, call 817-293-9110, visit www.TexasHealthHuguley.org or find Texas Health Huguley on Facebook.

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 was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.