Oklahoma Heart Hospital Wins National Top Performer Award



Oklahoma Heart Hospital Wins National Top Performer Award

Only Health Facility in Oklahoma to Win Prestigious

Press Ganey Award for Patient Satisfaction


November 16, 2006

OKLAHOMA CITY—Press Ganey Associates, a nationally recognized company that measures the level of patient satisfaction among the nations top hospitals, has named the Oklahoma Heart Hospital a 2006 Summit Award winner.

The Summit Award recognizes top performing facilities that sustain the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years. The Press Ganey Summit Award is the health care satisfaction industry’s most coveted symbol of achievement bestowed annually. Oklahoma Heart Hospital won the award for greatest patient satisfaction for an in-patient facility.

“The Summit Award from Press Ganey is a highly coveted award, but knowing we are consistently meeting the needs of our patients on the highest levels is the greatest reward,” said Dr. John Harvey, Oklahoma Heart Hospital Co-President.

More than one-third of U.S. inpatient hospitals currently partner with Press Ganey. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry, and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations.

Dr. Melvin F. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Press Ganey noted, "We are proud partners of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. 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 is Oklahoma’s first all-digital hospital totally focused on the care of hearts. The Oklahoma Heart Hospital is affiliated with Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates, the states largest group of cardiovascular specialists with 40 physicians in nearly 40 clinics across Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. For the location nearest you call 888-777-3818. okheart.com ocaheart.com

About Press Ganey Associates

Press Ganey Associates, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Irwin Press, Ph.D. and Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D. to provide information essential to the assessment and enhancement of the health care experience. Dr. Press is an anthropologist and leading expert in patient satisfaction. Dr. Ganey is an accomplished research methodologist. By making the commitment early on to create national databases of comparative satisfaction information, the firm has enabled its clients to benchmark their results with peer organizations. These databases - the largest of their kind in the world - are powerful tools that no standalone survey can offer.

For over 20 years, Press Ganey has been committed to providing insightful information that allows our more than 7,000 health care client facilities to continuously improve their performance.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital Wins National Top Performer Award

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