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CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care Recognizing comprehensive care to treat heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death for women October 3, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies that CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital is in the top 8.4% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year – approximately one woman every minute. What’s often thought of as a “man’s disease” strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

“With such strong prevalence of heart disease, every woman should know where to find the very best heart care before she ever has an incident,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of The Women’s Choice Award. “We help women by conducting evidence-based research and recognizing the hospitals that could one day save their lives.”

The methodology used to select CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care is unique in that it evaluates:

  • The number of cardiac/vascular services offered. Recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services: Cardiac Catheter Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Surgery, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Interventions, Electrophysiology, Vascular Interventions, Vascular Surgery and Coronary Intensive Care (CCU).
  • 30-Day mortality and readmission rates for heart attack and failure
  • Patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey
  • Primary research about women’s health care preferences

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital is one of 407 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for heart care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

“The Women’s Choice Award represents the highest levels of excellence and commitment to providing our patients the highest levels of heart care,” said Kevin Holland, Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana. “This honor has demonstrated to our patients and to the people of this region that CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana is the leader in heart care and that we are dedicated to serving this community.”

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