Thursday, April 29, 2021

RELEASE: St. Anthony Regional Hospital Receives THREE 2021 Women’s Choice Awards® as one of America’s Best Hospitals

St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, IA, has been named in THREE awards as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, Patient Satisfaction, and Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that St. Anthony is in the top 6% out of 4,542 hospitals for Obstetrics, Patient Experience  rank is #7 out of 1,071 hospitals, (St. Anthony is classified as a medium hospital) and in the top 9% out of 4,542 hospitals for Emergency Care. 

“As healthcare workers, we make a strong commitment to provide the best care to our patients,” said Ed Smith, President & CEO of St. Anthony. “We are very proud to celebrate the acknowledgement of our excellent service especially after all the challenges we’ve overcome during the pandemic.”

The methodology for America’s Best Hospitals for these awards is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. The Women’s Choice Award collects the data for the survey measures and uses a weighted average to award the best hospitals. The award recognizes excellence in emergency care based on several process of care measures focused on the time patients spent in the emergency department. The Women’s Choice Award is also the only award that recognizes excellence in obstetric services based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. 

“Hospital choice is a critical decision, particularly for women, who make over 80% of healthcare decisions and providing a great experience for her throughout her patient journey is a win-win for all involved,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “This designation makes it easier for her to choose a hospital where she and her family are more likely to have a better experience and outcome.” 

Nationwide, St. Anthony Regional Hospital is:

  • One of 408 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S.
  • One of a total of 400 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient experience in the U.S. 
  • One of 477 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for emergency care in the U.S.  

For more information about the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics visit For Patient Experience visit:

For best Emergency Care visit: 

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St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home was founded in 1905 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Today, the organization is sponsored by St. Anthony Ministries and maintains a special relationship with its founders. St. Anthony has provided care to the communities in west central Iowa for more than 115 years and continues to fulfill its Franciscan heritage. Access to specialty physicians, the latest technology, and cost-effective care set St. Anthony apart in effectively treating each individual’s physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs. St. Anthony has been recognized for excellence in quality and safety by CMS and Consumer Reports. Learn more at


The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being.  The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit to learn more.  

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.

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