PAOLA, KAN. (June 29, 2016) - Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is one of the best hospitals in America for emergency care, according to performance rankings from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and a national survey. The hospital received the 2016 Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.
"We are honored to receive this award for our emergency care, as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our hospital staff," Paul Luce, Vice President of Operations at MCMC, said. "Our priority is providing high quality care and excellent customer service to every one of our patients."
The Women's Choice Award evaluates 3,500 hospitals nationally on performance measures including average patient wait times and promptness of emergency department patient care. The top 10 percent of these hospitals earned the Women's Choice Award. MCMC's superior performance on these measures, in addition to the results of a national survey of women's priorities when selecting emergency care, place MCMC as one of the highest ranking hospitals in the country for emergency care.
"MCMC is a unique hospital, and we are proud of the high level of service we provide to our community," Peter Scaletty, MD, emergency medicine physician at MCMC, said. "Not only do we have cutting-edge technology and resources, we have dedicated, talented staff who are very experienced. We work together as a team to provide a higher quality of care to the patient."
According to the Kansas Hospital Association, emergency room visits increase during the summer, especially in July. At MCMC, the most common reasons for summer trips to the ER are sports injuries, heat exhaustion, trauma accidents from water sports or ATVs, and falls.
As a 24-hour Level IV Trauma Center, MCMC is always staffed with board-certified physicians experienced in emergency medicine, trauma-certified nurses, and is a Designated Emergency Stroke Ready Hospital.