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West Park Hospital Receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Cody, Wyoming, – West Park Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that West Park Hospital has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on number of beds.

The methodology used to select West Park Hospital as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience is unique in that it evaluates specific Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

The Women’s Choice Award collects the data for the following HCAHPS survey measures and uses a weighted average to award the best hospitals for patient experience:

  • Effective communication with nurses and doctors
  • Responsiveness to requests for help
  • Pain management
  • Explanation about medications before being administered
  • Bathroom and room cleanliness
  • Patient recommendation rating

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, good patient experience positively correlates to disease management, adherence to treatment plans and health outcomes.

“This hospital was awarded because it is one of the best at treating their patients the way their patients want to be treated,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Hospital choice is a critical decision, particularly for women, who make over 80% of healthcare decisions. Our designation makes it easier for them to choose a hospital where they and their families are more likely to have a better experience and outcome.”

West Park Hospital is one of 400 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient experience in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

“This award validates the emphasis all WPH staff place on ensuring our patients experience exceeds their expectation. It’s our mission here to provide extraordinary healthcare to those we serve by people who care and be the first choice for those who aspire to heal, be healed and lead healthier lives,” Stated Doug McMillan, CEO of West Park Hospital.

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ABOUT West Park Hospital

West Park Hospital (WPH) is a national leading critical care 25-bed acute-care state of the art facility. WPH employs and partners with over 60 physicians and offers over 20 different services, with an adjacent Long Term Care Center licensed for 94 beds, an 8-bed hospice house and a 16-bed chemical dependency center. West Park Hospital has adopted the Planetree philosophy as a model of health care. The Planetree model strives to enhance patient comfort by personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience.


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 by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Updated: 7/26/2017 9:35:53 AM MOUNTAIN
For more information, contact Ashley Trudo.