HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, a trusted referral source for the best in health care. This designation places Moanalua Medical Center in the top 7% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services.
The award is based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction, and appropriate accreditations. The methodology used to select Moanalua Medical Center as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient survey results along with primary research about women’s health care preferences.
“At Moanalua Medical Center we deploy evidence-based practices and protocols supported by the American Heart Association to give stroke patients the best chance at a full recovery,” said Todd Devere, MD, chief of neurology at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We’re grateful for this recognition of our timely, effective, and individualized care that saves lives and optimizes patient outcomes.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lifetime risk of stroke for women between the ages of 55 and 75 is 1 in 5. Nearly 60% of stroke deaths are in women, and stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Most alarming, studies show that women are more likely to be misdiagnosed for stroke, even when presenting the same symptoms as men.
Moanalua Medical Center is one of 459 Women’s Choice Award recipients recognized for meeting the highest standards for stroke care.
The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.
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