Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 2:43 pm
Genesis earns Summit Awards
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Press release submitted by Genesis
Genesis Cardiac Surgeons and GMC DeWitt Emergency Department Repeat as Summit Award Winners
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Dec. 10, 2012 -- Genesis Cardiac Surgeons and the Emergency Department at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt have repeated as Summit Awards winners for patient satisfaction in 2012.
Summit Awards are presented each year by Press Ganey to recognize hospitals and medical practices for clinical performance and patient satisfaction. More than 175 institutions received awards for their dedication to improvement across the continuum of care at the company's recent National Client Conference in Washington, D.C.
"Reaching a high level for patient satisfaction is only a first step. Maintaining a high level of patient satisfaction over a long period is our goal,'' explained Curt Coleman, interim administrator at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt. "The Emergency Department at DeWitt has won Summit Awards four times, which is a reflection on the great team of nurses, doctors and every person at Genesis who comes in contact with emergency department patients.''
Patient satisfaction scores of the Emergency Department at GMC, DeWitt are usually in the 99th percentile. To win a Summit Award, patient satisfaction must rank in the 95th percentile or higher for a minimum of three consecutive years.
"The entire team at GMC, DeWitt treats patients with respect. Patients are treated the way we would want our own family members to be treated,'' Coleman said.
Genesis Cardiac Surgeons won a Summit Award for the second consecutive year.
Only six medical practices from across the country won patient satisfaction awards.
The practice, located at the Genesis Heart Institute in Davenport, includes heart surgeon Nicholas Augelli, M.D.; Denise Antle, ARNP; Jessica Witter, ARNP; and, practice coordinator Cheryl Johnson.
Genesis Heart Surgeons have demonstrated patient satisfaction scores ranking in the 95th percentile or above for four consecutive years.
Dr. Augelli performs cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries, including, but not limited to: aneurysm surgery of the thoracic and abdominal aorta; coronary artery bypass surgery; minimally invasive valve surgery; modified Maze procedures for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; oncology surgery of the lungs, esophagus and trachea; peripheral vascular surgery; and carotid artery surgery.
For more information about Dr. Augelli and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries at Genesis, go to www.genesishealth.com/heart.
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