Oklahoma Heart Hospital Receives Award for Patient Care

Oklahoma Heart Hospital Receives Award for Patient Care

Prestigious Summit Award Goes to OKC Hospital 5th Straight Year

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Heart Hospital received the 2010 Summit Award for Inpatient Care from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., an honor marking excellence in the health care field. This is the fourth straight year Oklahoma Heart Hospital has won the award.

Press Ganey currently partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities — including 50 percent of U.S. hospitals — to measure and improve the quality of their care. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations. The Summit Award recognizes top performing facilities that sustain the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years. OHH is one of 80 Press Ganey client facilities to receive this honor in 2010.

"We are proud partners of Oklahoma Heart Hospital,” noted Richard B. Siegrist Jr., Press Ganey CEO. “Oklahoma Heart Hospital continues to maintain a high level of patient satisfaction over the past three years. Their efforts benefit Oklahoma and lead to improved delivery of health care.”

“The Oklahoma Heart Hospital has taken great steps in the past year to maintain the highest quality of patient care and continue our rich tradition of patient satisfaction,” said Dr. John Harvey, Oklahoma Heart Hospital CEO/President. “It is an honor to win the Press Ganey Summit Award for the fourth straight year, but it is also a challenge that we cannot stop now. We must continue our commitment to serve the state of Oklahoma in the best ways possible.”

About Oklahoma Heart Hospital:
Oklahoma Heart Hospital opened in August 2002 as the first all-digital hospital in America totally dedicated to the care of hearts. Cardiologists from Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates partnered with Mercy Health Center to make the hospital a reality. In 2006, demand for cardiovascular services in the region prompted a $98 million expansion at the hospital.

In 2010, Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus opened its doors as an all-digital hospital specializing in the care of hearts. The South Campus partnered with Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Mercy Health Center, Norman Regional Health System and Midwest Regional System to bring cardiovascular services to south Oklahoma City and eastern Oklahoma County. Oklahoma Heart Hospital – Serving the State, Leading the Nation. www.okheart.com

About Press Ganey:

Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care – hospitals, medical practices, home health agencies and other providers – including 50% of all U.S. hospitals. www.pressganey.com.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital Receives Award for Patient Care

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