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UC Davis Medical Center receives the Women's Choice Award as one of America's best heart care hospitals

UC Davis Medical Center recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience by individualizing, personalizing and humanizing health care for women and their families

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February 13, 2014

UC Davis Medical Center is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care. As more women self-manage their care and seek providers they can trust, the Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best health-care institutions and signifies UC Davis Medical Center’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary health-care experience.

Women's Choice Award 2014
Women's Choice Award 2014

February is American Heart Month and an important time to raise awareness of heart care, as one in every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” says Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “UC Davis Medical Center not only performed well clinically with regard to heart care measures, but it also had a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.”

As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations they can trust, from other women. Eighty percent of women will choose a brand that is highly recommended by others and over 92 percent of women will trust a hospital more if it carries the Women’s Choice Award seal, according to MedeliaMonitor , Independent Poll (2013).

“In addition to providing leading-edge, compassionate care to all of our cardiovascular patients, UC Davis has been home for the past two decades to the nation’s first program dedicated to researching and treating heart disease in women,” said Ann Madden Rice, chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center. “We owe this recognition to the tireless advocacy of our team that is defining gender-based differences in heart disease in order to improve treatments and save lives.”

“As the primary health-care decision makers, women account for about 90 percent of all family choices when it comes to matters of health,” added Passi. “Women are seeking more information than ever before when making health-care or hospital selections. Women appreciate learning from the experiences of others, as they take more time to identify the best hospitals and seek validation in their choices. Our mission is to reduce the risk for women and their families so they can make smarter health-care choices. ” 

About UC Davis Medical Center
UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. Centers of excellence include the UC Davis Children's Hospital, the region's only level 1 pediatric and adult trauma centers, and the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The medical center serves a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. It further extends its reach through an award-winning telemedicine program, which gives remote, medically underserved communities throughout California unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care. For more information, visit medicalcenter.ucdavis.edu.

About the Women’s Choice Award
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation. Awards are based on surveys 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. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award official website at www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.