June 15, 2018
Lone Tree, CO, June 5, 2018 - Sky Ridge Medical Center is proud to have earned the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for stroke care, obstetrics, cancer care and one of the country’s best Breast Centers. This recognition means that Sky Ridge is among the top 9% of hospitals in the nation for obstetrics and cancer care and among the top 8% for stroke care and breast care. Here is a breakdown of the four specialties for which Sky Ridge was recognized.
Obstetrics - At Sky Ridge’s Birth Place, the seasoned team is family friendly, honoring choices. The Labor and Delivery team believes that growing a family should be the best experience possible. Members of the Birth Place team are passionate about following the best obstetrics practices and are rated higher than the national average for doing so. When ranking the best hospitals in the country for obstetrics, The Women’s Choice Award® combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
Cancer Care - The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Sky Ridge uses a team approach to patient care. The hospital’s experienced team of physicians, specialists, oncologists, navigators and nurses go above and beyond to provide the best care available. Nutritionists, social workers and chaplains also work with patients through their cancer journey to ensure they have the most appropriate information and support. The Sky Ridge Cancer Center is nationally accredited, features an American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center and specializes in breast, blood, lung, colorectal, prostate, gynecology, head/neck and complex GI cancers.
Stroke Care - Sky Ridge, a Joint Commission accredited stroke center, is the first hospital in southeast Denver to offer the most advanced treatment for stroke called endovascular thrombectomy. Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and every second counts when it comes to getting treatment. Sky Ridge participates in the Stroke Alert program with its EMS partners to treat stroke pre-hospital and has stroke telemedicine technology with 24/7 access to neurologists, working with Emergency Department physicians.
Breast Center - According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. For the second year in a row, the Breast Center at Sky Ridge has earned the Women’s Choice Award as one of the country’s best places to receive breast cancer care in addition to its accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. By partnering with Invision Sally Jobe and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence, the Sky Ridge Breast Center offers fast diagnosis to treatment, personalized care through its nurse navigator, hidden scar surgery, DIEP flap breast reconstruction and SPY imaging technology, genetic counseling, clinical trials and compassionate care.
“As a full-service, acute care hospital, we are proud to have earned these designations, which reflect our commitment to both clinical excellence and a superior patient experience,” said Susan Hicks, CEO, Sky Ridge Medical Center. “This is a testament to our exceptional medical staff and our clinicians who provide the very best care…close to home.”
About Sky Ridge Medical Center
Sky Ridge Medical Center, the first hospital to open in Douglas County in 2003, is a Level II Trauma Center, acute care hospital and member of the HealthONE network. HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes five hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. Visit http://skyridgemedcenter.com/ to learn more.
About The Women’s Choice Award®
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. Learn more about the Women’s Choice Award.