The Genesis Heart Institute Receives The Women’s Choice Award As One of America’s Best Heart Care Hospitals

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- April 2, 2014 -- The Genesis Heart Institute 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 healthcare institutions and signifies the Genesis Heart Institute commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience.

It is more important than ever to raise awareness of heart care, as one in every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the 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 & Founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “The Genesis Heart Institute 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).

“Heart disease is the greatest health threat women face. Through the efforts of our staff, we are helping the public become more aware of the gender-based differences in heart disease,” said Nidal Harb, M.D., Chief Executive Medical Director, Genesis Heart Institute. “By recognizing that heart disease is different for women than men, we can improve treatment and save lives.

“This distinction recognizes our commitment to providing exceptional care for everyone.”

“As the primary healthcare decision makers, women account for about 90 percent of all family choices when it comes to matters of health,” added Passi. “Making quick decisions goes against her grain and women are seeking more information than ever before when making healthcare 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 healthcare choices. ”