womens choice award
Earlier this month the UAB Women & Infants Center received the following letter from Delia Passo, CEO & Founder – Women's Choice Award, and Sharyn Le, RN, MS, FACEHP, President, Healthcare Division - Women's Choice Award:

Congratulations on being named to our 5th annual list of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. There is no stronger competitive advantage than being the hospital of choice among women, and no award has as much impact. Since its inception in 2010, our coveted seal is the only recognition that sets the highest standards of patient care*, reflective of the highest standards set by women. The Women's Choice Award® is more trusted than other healthcare awards such as HealthGrades, Truven, Leapfrog and US News** and is twice as powerful as US News according to an independent 2014 study by SurveyMonkey. When asked why, according to a national survey of thousands of women, women indicated that the Women's Choice Award is the only recognition that connects with her emotionally and empowers her to make the right hospital choice for her and her family.

As consumer advocates for women, our goal is to simplify her healthcare choices and the Women's Choice Award seal has proven to do just that, resulting in increased admissions and patient satisfaction for our partner hospitals. Approximately 250 hospitals carrying the Women's Choice Award Seal are experiencing significant returns on their partnership with us to inspire their staff, empower patients and build community pride by acknowledging their commitment to women and all their patients.

*Based on 2013-14 CMS clinical and HCAHPS data
**2013 Medelia Monitor National Survey of 10,000 women

UAB is one of only six Alabama hospitals to receive this prestigious award. To learn more visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/.