June 30, 2015 (La Mesa)--Sharp Grossmont was honored with a 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care. Sharp Grossmont is just one of 331 hospitals to have earned the award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and other robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction.
“It is rewarding to be recognized for providing exceptional service to women battling cancer,” said Anthony D’Amico, Vice President of Clinical Services. “Every cancer journey is unique, and our caregivers and staff have a deep commitment to excellence and work to provide compassionate support and care for all of our patients.”
Thousands of cancer patients place their trust in Sharp Grossmont for cancer treatment every year. With advanced diagnostics, treatment technologies, and clinical research, caregivers partner with all cancer patients, and their families, to support and develop the best treatment plan for the best outcome.
“Women have many choices when it comes to cancer care, but now they can make informed choices based on rigorous evidence based criteria. With this award designation, Sharp Grossmont joins a network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices. It’s a validation to women that they are selecting the best hospital for their own care and that of their family,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Division.
Additional award criteria includes excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures; high ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and high ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, which sets national standards for critical aspects of the hospital experience from a patient’s perspective. According to research by The Women’s Choice Award®, these are all measures significant to women in choosing a hospital.
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in San Diego’s East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare, which received the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care; cardiac and cancer care; surgery; stroke care; orthopedics; rehabilitation; behavioral health; women’s and children’s health; and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare’s emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care. To learn more, visit www.sharp.com/grossmont.