New York, NY—November 3, 2016
Today, Press Ganey, a nationally recognized private company that measures patient satisfaction, named Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® Winner. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care.
"In an environment where measuring everything from clinical outcomes to whether patients would recommend a hospital, taking into account the hospital experience is key to improving performance," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS. "Every interaction with a patient is important, and well-defined measures are critical to improving what we know to be an already unparalleled experience."
"We are proud to partner with Hospital for Special Surgery," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO 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, Hospital for Special Surgery continues to demonstrate their commitment to reducing patient suffering and advancing the overall quality of health care."
Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year. HSS has been awarded this recognition for four consecutive years for delivering outstanding service for inpatients.
"HSS physicians strongly believe in giving patients the opportunity to be active participants in their healthcare – an educated patient is a successful patient," said Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS. "This shared decision making has a direct correlation to high patient satisfaction."
"Patients chose to come to HSS from all 50 states and over 100 countries, most because of word-of-mouth endorsement," said Chao Wu, chief patient experience officer at HSS. "The commitment and world class service provided by all members of the interdisciplinary team has enabled HSS to meet and exceed the expectations of our patients and visitors to HSS."
About Press Ganey
Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. With over 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, 2016, Press Ganey served more than 26,000 health care facilities. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.