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GAH Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for Orthopedics

January 29, 2016

GAH Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for Orthopedics

Gibson Area Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics . This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

The list of 426 award winners, including Gibson Area Hospital represents hospitals that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, signifying Gibson Area Hospitals, commitment to meeting the highest standards in orthopedics for women, their families and their community.

“This is the 2nd year in a row for GAHHS to receive this award. It is a testament to our physicians, staff, & volunteers that make every patient experience a special one. It is an honor to receive this award and recognition. And this continues to show our patients and the communities we serve, that GAHHS is living it’s Vision, to be THE Model of Excellence in Rural Healthcare” said Rob Schmitt, GAHHS CEO.

The 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics are hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedics services, indicating a minimal number of arthroscopy, joint replacements and spine surgery services, as well as offering onsite MRI and physical therapy. These full service hospitals are then judged based on their results through the Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for patient recommendations and post-operative recovery instructions, measures that are very important to women when choosing a hospital.

Hospitals could be disqualified for abnormally high rates of surgical complications and infections. Data made available by CMS is utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations were used to determine the award winners.

“Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care for their patients, with a special focus on the needs and preferences of women,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

For more information on the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics visit

The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart 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 to learn more.

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