Women's Choice Award has named Foothill Presbyterian Hospital as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. The 2018 America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety award is the only evidence-based designation that recognizes the top 16 percent of United States hospitals on patient safety and what women say they want from a hospital. By carrying the Women's Choice Award seal, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital has signified its commitment to elevate the patient experience, as one of 522 hospitals across the nation achieving the highest standards for patient safety.
The methodology used to select Foothill Presbyterian Hospital as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) measures of infections and complications, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women's healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area.