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Norman Regional HealthPlex Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care

02-02-2017

Norman Regional Marks 25 Years of Performing Heart Surgery in 2016

Honor recognizes comprehensive care to treat heart disease, nation's leading cause of death for women

NORMAN, OK - Feb. 2, 2017 - The Norman Regional HealthPlex has been named one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women's Choice Award®, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Norman Regional HealthPlex is in the top 9 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year—approximately one woman every minute. What's often thought of as a "man's disease" strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year—approximately one woman every minute. What's often thought of as a "man's disease" strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

The methodology used to select the Norman Regional HealthPlex as one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care is unique in that it evaluates:

  • The number of cardiac/vascular services offered. Recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services: Cardiac Catheter Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Surgery, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Interventions, Electrophysiology, Vascular Interventions, Vascular Surgery and Coronary Intensive Care (CCU).
  • 30-Day mortality and readmission rates for heart attack and failure
  • Patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey
  • Primary research about women’s healthcare preferences

“Norman Regional is proud to be recognized as a Women's Choice Award winner. Our team of healers earns the trust of women each and every day," said Richie Splitt, President and CEO of Norman Regional Health System. "We offer comprehensive and lifesaving cardiac care that begins in the ambulance ride to the hospital and continues through to our nationally-accredited Chest Pain Center and award-winning HealthPlex Heart Hospital. Norman Regional offers cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and a dedicated team of expert physicians and surgeons that continue a patient's treatment after a hospital stay."

For more information about the 2017 America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/

About Norman Regional Health System
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. It is currently comprised of an acute-care facility, Norman Regional, on Porter Avenue, and the Norman Regional HealthPlex, located on Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman, OK. Norman Regional Hospital is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services including emergency care, oncology, an intensive care unit, surgery and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex campus is licensed for 136 beds. It features the services of cardiovascular, spine and orthopedics, women’s and children’s and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex is also the home of the nationally-accredited Chest Pain Center and the HealthPlex Heart Hospital. In 2016, the Health System opened Norman Regional Moore, which houses an Emergency Room, physician offices, imaging, lab, physical therapy and 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. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.

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