Monday, March 20, 2017

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Creates an Award-winning Environment

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (March 20, 2017) –The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its nationwide quality scorecard for 2016 through the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Among hospitals surveyed, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe, FL received the highest score for Hospital Environment, ranking it number one in Florida and in the United States. Creating a peaceful hospital environment supports the healing process and encourages patient and family engagement.

“We are honored to receive national recognition for the high quality patient experience provided every single day at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf,” said Roger Hall, president. “The hospital truly is a reflection of the communities it serves, and we feel very blessed to continue raising the bar for healthcare in Gulf and Franklin counties.”

The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. The survey contains nine key topics, including communication with doctors, communication with nurses, responsiveness of hospital staff, pain management, communication about medicines, discharge information, cleanliness of the hospital environment, quietness of the hospital environment, and transition of care.

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