Ridgeview Medical Center named among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Waconia, Minn. (Oct. 3, 2012)—Ridgeview Medical Center has been named one of the celebrated America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified®.

The Women’s Choice Award is based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.

“Ridgeview is proud to once again be recognized among ‘America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience’ and named a Women’s Choice Award recipient,” said Robert Stevens, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “Our patients tell us the ‘Ridgeview experience’ is remarkably different from what they have encountered elsewhere. This national recognition is testament to our culture, and an unwavering commitment by our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers to treat everyone with kindness, compassion and intuition.”

Women make or influence more than 90 percent of health care decisions for themselves and their families, according to a study published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Women’s Choice Award identifies hospitals that meet high standards regarding a woman’s preferences, and the distinction allows women to make an informed decision about where to go for care for themselves or their family. Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list based on an in-depth scoring process, which incorporates a national, standardized survey reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and an analysis that weighs criteria identified as most important to women.

About Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

About WomenCertified®

WomenCertified®, the voice of female consumers, awards businesses and brands based on consumer experience. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve our loyalty and referrals. WomenCertified awards businesses and brands that meet a higher standard of customer experience the Women’s Choice Award. The Award is based on surveys of tens 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, which led to the development of the Female Consumer Satisfaction Index. Visit www.womencertified.com.