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Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

March 10, 2020 (Springfield, Ohio) – Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital 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 Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is in the top 1% of 4,910 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services.

There are clear gender differences in musculoskeletal disease, according to a study reported in The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Structural anatomy differences, hormones, and genetics are factors in optimizing care for male vs. female orthopedic patients. Because women have higher rates of arthritis than men, some 60% of joint replacement surgeries are performed on women.

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 orthopedics needs, particularly as they grow older and become more at risk for osteoporosis and fractures,” 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 patients, 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 Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital as one of America’s 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. 

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is one of 479 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. 

According to Steve Eisentrager, President of Ohio Valley, this award represents an important distinction and standard of what healthcare should be for women everywhere. “It is an honor to not only be recognized in our local area as a leader in Orthopedics, but now as a leader on a national level. Our goal always has been, and will always be, to elevate the standard of healthcare. We are proud to be recognized among the top 1% in the nation for Orthopedics.” 

For more information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, please visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/best-hospitals/

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital, a physician-owned hospital, was established in 2009 and provides an award-winning care experience for elective surgical procedures and medical care. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, OVSH offers in-patient and out-patient surgical procedures, as well as affiliated services including: imaging, 3D mammography, physical and hand therapy, sports performance improvement, colonoscopy screening and other wellness programs. Awarded the top CMS 5-Star rating for patient experience, Ohio Valley provides exceptional surgical and medical care to their patients, in an environment of personalized service.

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 http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more. 

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