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Women & Infants receives Women's Choice Award
Date:9/4/2012

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified distinguishing it as one of the 2012 America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. The award is based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness, and trusted referrals from other women. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.

"We are proud to have this acknowledgement of the extraordinary level of care that we provide to the women and newborns of this region," said Constance A. Howes, President and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital. "This recognition gives the community reassurance of the high quality, compassionate care that is provided each and every day here at Women & Infants Hospital."

Women make or influence more than 90 percent of health care decisions for themselves and their families, according to a study published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Women's Choice Award signals that a hospital meets high standards regarding a woman's preferences, and the distinction allows women to make an informed decision about where to go for care for themselves or their family.

"Women & Infants Hospital's selection by WomenCertified as one of America's Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience differentiates it from other choices in the area," explains 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 health care, and they set the standard for customer service. Women's Choice Award recipients have demonstrated extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families, and represent the smart choice
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Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital
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