Avista Adventist Hospital Receives the 2016 Womens Choice Award as one of Americas 100 Best Hospi(1)

(LOUISVILLE, COLO.) - Avista Adventist Hospital has been named as one of Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for the sixth year in a row by the Womens Choice Award. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the countrys best health care institutions according to women.

Women are the Chief Medical Officer for the household, making upwards of 90 percent of all health care decisions. Considering she bears the responsibility of making these incredibly important decisions, the Womens Choice Award offers a trusted solution by identifying the hospitals that have proven superior patient experience, said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Womens Choice Award.

The list of award winners, including Avista Adventist Hospital, represents hospitals that create an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care.

We are honored to receive this award. Avista has a long tradition of providing exceptional care to moms and their babies and is actively expanding our womens services, said Dennis Barts, Avista Adventist Hospital CEO. Our number one priority is to meet the needs of our patients and provide the utmost quality of care.

The Americas 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on what matters most to women when choosing a hospital. For 2016, the most important considerations were patients willingness to recommend, doctor and nurse communications, staff help, pain management, cleanliness and explanation of medications, in that order.

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About Avista Adventist Hospital

Avista Adventist Hospital, a proud member of the Centura Health System, is a full service, 114-bed acute-care hospital with a medical staff of more than 600 physicians. In addition to providing first-rate orthopedic and critical care services (cardiac, emergency, trauma and intensive care), Avista is the home to the area's leading birthing services and largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Known for devotion to whole person care and tireless attention to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment, Avista and its 630 associates have been recognized for excellence by an impressive list of independent organizations that assess quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Avista Adventist Hospital, please visit www.avistahospital.org.

ABOUT THE WOMENS CHOICE AWARD
The Womens Choice Award is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the countrys best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Womens Choice Award was recently honored as #1088 on the INC 5000 List of Americas Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015, as well as selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch in 2015, a statewide program managed by GrowFL which celebrates the Floridas top second stage companies. Visit www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.