FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2022
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Covington, Louisiana – AVALA Hospital, a premier surgery center on the Northshore, has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award®, one of America’s trusted referral sources for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that AVALA is in the top 7% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services.
There are clear gender differences in musculoskeletal disease. Structural anatomy, hormones, and genetics are factors in optimizing care for male versus female orthopedic patients. Because women have higher rates of arthritis than men, some 60% of joint replacement surgeries are performed on women.
In a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award, female orthopedic patients identified the following key priorities when choosing a hospital for orthopedics:
- Single source for orthopedic services
- Solid patient safety record
- High recommendation ratings
The methodology used to select AVALA as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
Award recipients are also measured on their incidence of surgical complications and infections, including:
- A wound that splits open after surgery
- Accidental cuts and tears
- Deaths from serious treatable complications
- Rate of complications for knee or hip replacement patients
- Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections
A hospital must have arthroscopy, joint replacement, and spine surgery orthopedic services available to patients, onsite physical therapy, and an MRI to qualify for the award. It is the only award recognizing excellence in orthopedics based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
AVALA is one of 346 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
For more information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, please visit: www.womenschoiceaward.com/best-hospitals-orthopedics