Novato Community Hospital has been named as a top California hospital when it comes to patient safety and experience.
The rating is put out by Healthgrades, an online resource where consumers can search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
The hospital joins just 95 hospitals nationwide, or 2 percent, who have the distinction.
“I am proud of our physicians, staff and patients for making NCH a top state and national hospital," said Chief Administrative Officer Brian Alexander in a prepared statement. "We owe much of our success to a loyal and supportive community and we take our mission seriously to provide them excellent care."
The 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ puts NCH in the top 10 percent of hospitals for a positive patient experience during their hospital stay. Information provided by patients during their hospitalization drives this award, including communication with physicians and nurses, satisfaction with the hospital rooms, and if a patient would recommend the facility to family and friends.
To download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit http://www.healthgrades.com/