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3/14/17: Emerson Hospital Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety Second Consecutive Year Awarded Honor

Emerson Hospital is honored to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety in 2017 by the Women’s Choice Award, a national referral source for women.  This is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.  The designation is the second time in a row that Emerson Hospital received the honor.

“We are very proud to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year,” said Christine Schuster, president and CEO, Emerson Hospital. “All of our employees are committed to providing outstanding care to our patients, which includes a constant focus on patient safety. From our environmental and food services teams to our nurses, physicians, clinicians and volunteers, we view every interaction with our patients’ safety in mind.  This honor reflects how we care for patients in the safest ways possible.”

Emerson was chosen to receive the honor among hospitals throughout the United States based on its performance in patient safety as measured by infection-related and surgical safety data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).   In the last several years, Emerson has implemented cutting-edge staff trainings and technology, such as nurse managers using an iPad-enabled real-time rounding application with patients, all of which have a direct impact on increased patient safety. 

“Emerson has proven once again that it provides the best in patient safety and care,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder, Women’s Choice Award. “As a consumer advocate for women, we set higher patient standards and expectations by identifying those hospitals that are focused on meeting the highest levels of safety that women value. Congratulations to the staff at Emerson whose outstanding efforts achieved these top results again for patient safety.”

To see the full list of hospitals honored as 2017 America’s Best for Patient Safety, please visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/. The honorees were announced during National Patient Safety Awareness Week.


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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford and an urgent care center in Hudson. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.

The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.