BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A local hospital has been deemed a five-star facility, and it’s not the first time. It’s the eighth.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods the nationally recognized honor which placed Southwoods in the top percentile nationally. CMS assigns star ratings to U.S. hospitals annually based on their performance across five quality categories: safety of care, mortality, patient experience, readmission rates, and timely and effective care.
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Boardman, Ohio (September 5, 2023) — Southwoods Health is pleased to announce The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods recently received national recognition for a five out of five-star excellent overall rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
This recognition places Southwoods in the top percentile nationally, and Southwoods is the only hospital in the Mahoning Valley to earn this rating.
“It is an honor to be named a top hospital for the eighth year in a row,” said Ed Muransky, Chief Executive Officer at Southwoods. “We are very proud of our staff, whose hard work and dedication to providing our patients the best care possible is unmatched.”
In April 2015, CMS added HCAHPS ratings to its Hospital Compare website as part of the initiative to add 5-star quality ratings. CMS assigns star ratings to U.S. hospitals annually based on their performance across five quality categories: safety of care, mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care.
Visit Medicare.gov/care-compare to compare area hospital ratings. This user friendly tool helps consumers and their family members make informed decisions about their healthcare. For more information on the services available at Southwoods, visit SouthwoodsHealth.com.
Howland, Ohio (March 2, 2023) — Southwoods Health is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location at 9371 East Market Street, Suite 2 in Howland. This new site brings expert pain management, spine, orthopaedic and imaging services to Trumbull County.
It is the latest addition to Southwoods’ expanding network of physicians, specialists and facilities throughout the Mahoning Valley, offering patients improved access to the important care they need close to home.
The Howland facility also introduces the first 3T MRI to Trumbull County, providing patients with the most advanced imaging technology available in medicine today. This system’s capabilities ensure the highest quality images with the most enhanced anatomical detail.
“When you combine state-of-the-art technology with the medical expertise of our specialists, it creates an unbeatable combination to accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders,” explained Ed Muransky, Southwoods Health CEO. “Most importantly, patient care in Howland is delivered with a focus on quality and compassion – something you’ll find at all Southwoods locations.”
For more information, call (330) 965-5090 or visit SouthwoodsHealth.com/Howland.
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Southwoods Center for Breast Health is making getting a mammogram easier not just on your body, but also your mind.
When you get a mammogram at Southwoods Imaging, whether it’s your first one or routine, they take the fear out of the process so you know what to expect. Sheryl Gumino, Director of Radiology Services at Southwoods Imaging says the process of arriving, getting changed, having the mammogram and walking out the door is usually about 20 to 25 minutes. The actual screening mammogram only takes about five minutes and the process itself is relatively painless.
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Boardman, Ohio (September 20, 2022) — For over 25 years, Southwoods Health has focused on delivering important healthcare services to the tri-county area through its growing network of facilities and providers. We are proud to announce that many of those services will now be conveniently available in your home, and delivered with the same Southwoods quality and care you have come to know and trust.
Southwoods Health at Home is skilled care delivered directly to you. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing and social work services.
“We all know the best place to recover from an illness, injury or procedure is in the comfort of your own home,” explained Ed Muransky, Southwoods Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is to provide patients with expert care done the Southwoods Way – offering compassionate support, encouragement and genuine peace of mind for you and your family.”
Additional benefits of home health care include:
- Improving or maintaining a patient’s current condition and/or level of function
- Helping manage medications
- Assessing current living environments for safety
- Recognizing signs and symptoms, which can reduce avoidable hospital re-admissions and expensive hospital bills
- Understanding how to appropriately manage chronic conditions
- Regaining independence (over time)
- Assistance following discharge instructions and/or physician orders
“Home health services are so very important to the overall continuum of care for patients,” said Muransky. “We are providing care that lets patients safely remain at home – helping them recover faster, with fewer complications.”
To learn more, visit www.SouthwoodsHealthAtHome.com.
Boardman, Ohio (April 1, 2022) — Southwoods Health is pleased to announce The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods has been named a “Best Hospital for Patient Experience” as reported by Becker’s Hospital Review. Southwoods is one of only 10 hospitals in Ohio named to this list, and the only hospital in the tri-county area with a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The ratings are based on figures using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores from 10 topic-specific measures. The CMS summary star rating combines this information about different aspects of patient experience of care to make it easier to compare hospitals. The ratings come from the CMS Care Compare website and represents their most recent scores.
“It is an honor to once again be named a top hospital for patient experience,” said Ed Muransky, Chief Executive Officer at Southwoods. “These types of awards are a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our physicians and staff. Their commitment to providing the best care possible to our patients is unmatched.”
Visit Medicare.gov/care-compare to compare area hospital ratings, or for more information on the “Best Hospitals for Patient Experience” list, visit BeckersHospitalReview.com.