For Release: August 6, 2009
Christine Gorey 330.344.7819/330.948.5559
Lodi Community Hospital Named Top Hospital in Akron-Cleveland Area
Lodi Community Hospital has been named the top-rated hospital in the Akron-Cleveland area according to a survey released Monday, August 3, by Consumer Reports magazine. The hospital tied with Bellevue Hospital as the top-rated of the 33 scored in the region.
Consumer Reports researchers base the magazine's rankings on the federal government's survey of millions of patients. Areas surveyed include: patient satisfaction ratings for doctor and nurse communication, room cleanliness, discharge instructions, attentiveness of staff, communication about medications, pain control and quietness.
The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center indicates that the data "provide important information that allows comparison of patients’ experiences in different hospitals on a common set of measures."
"This is a great honor for Lodi Community Hospital," said hospital President Thomas Whelan. "This Consumer Reports ranking is a tribute to our physicians, nurses and staff who dedicate every day to providing superb patient care and excellence in service."
Consumer Reports has long been recognized for conducting scientific tests and ratings of thousands of products every year and providing unbiased information that empowers consumers to make the best purchasing decisions.
The full report is accessible online at www.consumerreports.org/health.
Lodi Community Hospital provides quality, community-based healthcare to people of southwest Medina County and portions of Lorain, Ashland and Wayne Counties. Designated as a fully accredited Critical Access Hospital, the hospital offers acute and skilled care, a full range of outpatient diagnostic, rehabilitation and physical therapy services, and a completely redesigned and expanded state-of-the-art 24 hour emergency department that has won consecutive awards for excellence in patient satisfaction. The hospital is also one of only eight statewide bases for MedFlight of Ohio, which provides around-the-clock helicopter transportation for critically ill or injured patients from hospital to hospital or from accident scene to hospital. Since 2000, Lodi Community Hospital has been a member of Akron General Health System, providing our patients with an excellent avenue to specialized and advanced care when needed.
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