Women’s Choice Award has been granted to Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland, part of Inspira Health, which earned national recognition for orthopedics and mammography, respectively.
Being recognized for this award indicates that hospitals are focused on providing quality care and meeting women’s expectations for service.
This year marks the fourth consecutive year that Inspira Elmer has been recognized by Women’s Choice for orthopedic care and the second year in a row that Inspira Vineland’s mammography center has earned a Women’s Choice Award.
“We are honored to receive these awards that recognize our staffs’ commitment to both quality care and an exceptional patient experience,” said Elizabeth Sheridan, chief administrative officer for Inspira Elmer and Vineland. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff has remained focused on providing safe high-quality health care with compassion, empathy and kindness. It’s a privilege to serve our patients as we partner with them to build healthier communities.”
The orthopedic award signifies that Inspira Medical Center Elmer is in the top 7% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services. Orthopedic specialists must consider structural anatomy differences, hormones, and genetics when optimizing care for female vs. male orthopedic patients. And because women have higher rates of arthritis than men, approximately 60% of joint replacement surgeries are performed on women.
In a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award, female orthopedic patients identified several priorities when choosing a hospital for orthopedics. These include comprehensive services; a solid patient safety record; and high recommendation ratings.
The methodology used to select America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics includes a review of patient safety and quality data, patient experience ratings, and primary research about women’s health care preferences.
For a mammography imaging center to earn a Women’s Choice Award, they must be recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and be accredited for mammograms. Inspira Vineland has earned these distinctions from the College for more than a decade.
“At Inspira Health, quality and patient safety are the foundation of patient care, and we continuously strive to enhance the patient experience,” said Sheridan. “Having Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland being recognized with Women’s Choice Awards is a true honor and testament to how our team works together to enhance every patient experience at every touchpoint along their journey.”