Oklahoma Heart Hospital Receives Press Ganey Awards for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 17, 2015) – The Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) received awards this week from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., for achieving high levels of excellence in patient satisfaction. 
The OHH North Campus earned the 2015 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® and the OHH North Campus and OHH South Campus earned the 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® from Press Ganey, which honor top-performing health care organizations nationwide. 
The Pinnacle of Excellence Award® (formerly called the Beacon of Excellence Award®) recognizes OHH’s consistently high levels of excellence in the patient experience measured over three consecutive years. OHH has received this award for the last three years, which is only awarded to the top three hospitals in the nation based on patient satisfaction scores.
For the last three years, the OHH North Campus has also earned the Guardian of Excellence Award® for ranking in the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction. The OHH South Campus has received the award for the past two years.
"We are proud to partner with the Oklahoma Heart Hospital,” said Patrick T. Ryan, chief executive officer of Press Ganey. “This award is a testament to the organization’s leadership in delivering patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital demonstrates their commitment to reducing patient suffering and advancing the overall quality of health care.” 
According to Dr. John R. Harvey, chief executive officer and medical director of OHH, the awards represent an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience. 
“Since opening our first campus 13 years ago in Oklahoma City, OHH has developed a successful model to provide high-quality services to our patients in a comfortable and safe setting while using the latest technology,” said Harvey. “We are proud to be a leader in patient satisfaction, quality, safety and technology in Oklahoma and across the nation.”
In addition to these awards, OHH has also been ranked as one of health care’s “Most Wired” hospitals across the country for the last four years based on its investment in technology; one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals nationwide from Truven Health Analytics; and the top hospital for surgical safety in Oklahoma from Consumer Reports.
OHH also has the distinction of being the highest performing hospital in the United States for patient satisfaction based on measurements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
OHH operates two hospitals and more than 60 clinics throughout Oklahoma. The specialists at OHH provide all of the cardiac services for patients who come to Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and will begin managing the cardiac program at Mercy Hospital Ardmore on Jan.1, 2016.
“As we grow and offer more cardiology services to patients around Oklahoma, we will continue to put patients first and ensure we provide the very best patient experience and patient outcomes possible,” said Harvey.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is known for focusing on the patient and family experience. Consistently recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction, OHH also ranks in the top 1% in the nation in cardiac procedural volumes and in the top 6% in quality outcomes for cardiac surgery. As a physician-owned hospital, OHH is better empowered to connect the practices of the organization to the needs of the patient. Founded in 2002,OHH’s network is one of the largest cardiovascular programs in the United States, consisting of 2 hospitals, 70 cardiovascular specialists and 60 clinics in rural and metro locations across the great state of Oklahoma. 
Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient suffering and improve clinical quality, safety and the patient experience. As of January 1, 2015, we served more than 22,000 health care facilities. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.