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San Antonio Community Hospital Earns the Women’s Choice Award for Excellence in Orthopedics

Upland, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) received the Women’s Choice Award®, distinguishing it as one of the 2013 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified awards products and services based on the collective recommendations of women and serves to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.

“San Antonio Community Hospital is honored to receive the Women’s Choice Award. This distinction recognizes our commitment to providing exceptional care in a healing environment designed to both comfort and cure. Our dedication to improving the community’s health is our life’s legacy,” states Mr. Harris Koenig, President and CEO of SACH. “We are proud to have some of the best surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and support staff in the region. Their exceptional skill and compassionate care have made this patient quality award possible.”

“To be recognized by WomenCertified is a wonderful affirmation of the excellent orthopedic care I know we are providing our patients,” states Dr. Jay Shah, Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman of SACH’s Orthopedic Division. “Our highly skilled team employs the latest technological advances to achieve the best possible outcomes for our orthopedic patients.”

Women make 90 percent of healthcare decisions for themselves and their families, according to a study published by the American Academy of Family Physicians, and over 91% of women feel that marketers and businesses don’t understand them.

“We provide women with a trusted third party endorsement based on hospital experiences by women in their community and back that with clinical data to empower them to make smarter healthcare choices. As one of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics, San Antonio Community Hospital meets the toughest standards of excellence set by women,” states Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “Women have many choices when it comes to Orthopedics. Now they can make informed choices based on the recommendations of women who have had a personal experience at that hospital. Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award at her local hospital, she’ll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones.”

Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process. The scoring utilizes data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The selection process identifies those hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedic services, and that meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences.

About San Antonio Community Hospital

San Antonio Community Hospital is a 279-bed, nonprofit, acute care hospital in Upland, California. The hospital’s mission is to provide patients and their loved ones with the best in compassionate medical care, privacy, and comfort. Since 1907, San Antonio Community Hospital has provided excellent care in a safe and soothing environment. Over time, the hospital has grown to meet the needs of its diverse and changing community. This evolution continues with the opening of a new 52-bed emergency department and 92-bed patient bed tower comprised of 80 private rooms and 12 critical care beds. The expansion, which will be completed later this year, positions the organization as a hospital of the future, ready to adapt quickly to changes in healthcare treatment and technology. To learn more, visit

About the Women’s Choice Awards®

WomenCertified® is the home of the Women’s Choice Awards, The Voice of Women. The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. We are the source for women seeking credible recommendations. Our hundreds of thousands of members each share a lifetime of experiences as a woman and vote for businesses and brands who are meeting their high expectations. Awards are based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. To learn more, visit

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