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Montclair Hospital Medical Center Receives the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care

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2016 Women's choice award Montclair, CA- August 15, 2016 – Montclair Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. This evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women state that they want from a hospital.

The list of 360 award winners, including MHMC, represents hospitals that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, signifying Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s, commitment to meeting the highest standards in Emergency Care for women, their families and their community.

“Montclair Hospital Medical Center is very proud of this award,” shares Sofia Abrina, Administrator at MHMC. “With this study’s findings, MHMC can provide that expectation with the expertise of our physicians and nurses. We are proud of all of our staff working together to provide high quality care and making a difference to the community we serve.”

The America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care are hospitals that consistently rank among the best of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on the performance of their respective Emergency Departments. They are judged on the following Emergency Department performance measures reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

  1. Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG,
  2. Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient,
  3. Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department before they were seen by a healthcare professional,
  4. Average time patients spent waiting in the Emergency Department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient, but before leaving the Emergency Department for their inpatient room,
  5. Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department before being sent home,
  6. Average time patients who came to the Emergency Department with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain medication,
  7. Percentage of patients who came to the Emergency Department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival,
  8. Percentage of patients who left the Emergency Department before being seen.

Each of the measures indicated above were weighted according to a survey of over 1,000 women on their relative priority, and listed above in order of importance. In addition, hospitals that fell within the bottom 25th percentile for patient recommendation scores were eliminated from consideration for the award.

For each Emergency Department measure, the top 25th percentile and the top 50th percentile are determined for all hospitals reporting the measure. Hospitals that ranked in the top 25% nationwide for a measure received points according to the measure’s relative importance.

Hospitals that ranked between 25% and 50% received half points. Points were then totaled for all measures, per hospital. Those hospitals with total scores that placed them in the top 10% nationally, earned the Women’s Choice Award.

“We have found that recommendations are an important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family. By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to emergency situations,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

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ABOUT Montclair Hospital Medical Center

Montclair Hospital Medical Center endeavors to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient and compassionate manner. MHMC was originally founded by a group of community physicians in 1973. The last time our facility changed ownership was in July 2006 to its current operator Prime Healthcare Services. In 2010 Montclair Hospital Medical Center was donated to the Prime Healthcare Services Foundation, and became a not-for-profit organization.

Since the arrival of Prime Healthcare, MHMC has flourished in re-establishing itself as the premier hospital of the surrounding communities. Under the company's direction, a high standard of care within a nurturing environment is promoted through the Customer Care Chain Program --a service-oriented program devoted to achieving 100% customer satisfaction from patients, visitors, physicians, and staff.


The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored as

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