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Published on July 17, 2015

Saint Mary’s Hospital Named Among America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care

WATERBURY, Conn. (July 17, 2015) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital has been recognized among the 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award, a leading consumer advocacy group.  This annual distinction is the only evidence-based designation that identifies the country’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what thousands of women say they want from a hospital.

2015 Women's Choice Award Heart CareThe America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care list is determined by first identifying the top 25% of hospitals across the nation that offer a minimum number of cardiac and/or vascular services. Only hospitals that perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures reported to Medicare, and also have a high Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) recommendation score, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital, are selected. Data provided is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations are used to determine the award winners. Hospitals do not pay to be on the list.

“Women are taking more control of the decision making process when it comes to selecting hospitals prior to selecting doctors,” says Delia Passi, Founder of the Women’s Choice Award and former publisher of Working Mother magazine.
”As the primary healthcare decision makers, making quick decisions goes against her grain and women are seeking more information than ever before when choosing a hospital. Our mission is to reduce the risk for women so they can make smarter healthcare choices.”

To view the full list of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care:

“As women, we often take care of others before taking care of ourselves”, said Mary Ann Bauman, MD, Go Red For Women spokesperson and Medical Director, Women’s Health and Community Relations, INTEGRIS Health. “And while our nurturing tendencies make us great mothers, spouses, sisters, friends and coworkers, it’s imperative that we not only make heart healthy choices, but that we receive quality care from our healthcare providers. The Women’s Choice Award provides additional knowledge and information to help women select providers who best meet their needs.”

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