|UMC is one of the leading and safest hospitals in America according to a Consumers’ Checkbook survey, as reported in the May/June 2009 issue of AARP The Magazine.
Consumers’ Checkbook compared patient and physician ratings of hospitals, as well as outcome rates, testing procedures and patient safety measures. These ratings were used to compile the list of leading hospitals, so patients can be well informed when choosing their medical care.
The organization specifically looked for exemplary scores in high-risk surgery and complex medical care.
According to Consumer’s Checkbook, one out of ten Americans will be admitted to a hospital next year and they compiled their research to point patients in the direction of superior medical care.
“This is a great recognition for UMC and the dedicated staff at the hospital,” Clark County Commissioner and UMC Board Chairman Lawrence Weekly said. “It is a testament to their professionalism and our high standards to be listed as one of the leading and safest hospitals in the country. We are all extremely fortunate to have this caliber of healthcare in our community.”
The Consumer Checkbook survey will appear in the May/June 2009 issue of AARP The Magazine along with the article “The Right Hospital for You.”
For more information on UMC being named one of the leading hospitals in the country, please contact Danita Cohen, Public Relations Coordinator, by calling 702-383-3987 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.