Women Rate Mercy Health - Youngstown Among Nation’s Best


YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 18, 2017) – Women continue to have a high level of engagement in healthcare decisions, both for themselves and their loved ones. And they recently rated Mercy Health - Youngstown's three hospitals among the best in the nation.


St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals collectively earned six 2017 Women’s Choice Awards. The awards were formally presented during a ceremony last night.


The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, intended to empower women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions. The awards are based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, overall experience and clinical excellence. The methodology for award selection combines the most recent publicly available information from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, accreditation information from multiple sources, data about female recommendations based on patient feedback, and insight about which measures are most important to women.


Donald Kline, president and chief executive officer for Mercy Health - Youngstown, said the awards validate Mercy Health’s work toward its vision in the Mahoning Valley.


“We’re proud of and grateful for the recognition our hospitals received in this year’s Women’s Choice Award program,” Kline said. “These types of programs, which are driven by feedback and recommendations from patients, validate that we’re doing what we need to do to realize our vision of being the place where patients want to come for care, physicians want to practice and employees want to work in the Mahoning Valley.”


Mercy Health - Youngstown hospitals earned the 2017 Women’s Choice Award for five different specialties, as well as overall patient safety. The hospitals’ honors include:


Women’s Choice Award

Mercy Health Hospital/Facility

Best Breast Centers

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital/

Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

St. Joseph Warren Hospital

Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

St. Joseph Warren Hospital

Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital

Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

St. Joseph Warren Hospital

Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

St. Joseph Warren Hospital


Delia Passi, founder of the Women’s Choice Award, said the honors validate the quality of care and richness of experience that Mercy Health - Youngstown hospitals provide.


“In today’s cluttered market, consumers have more choices than ever before and less time to do their homework,” Passi said. “The Women’s Choice Award provides trusted, evidence-based information for women to make educated decisions. It allows women to choose with confidence, knowing that other women within their communities and across America have tried and experienced a brand or service and would highly recommend it to their family and friends.”


For more information about the Women’s Choice Award and the methodology for evaluating each healthcare specialty, visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/hospital-methodology/.


 About Mercy Health

Mercy Health - Youngstown is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Mercy Health, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health - Youngstown provides a full spectrum of healthcare services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley. Learn more at www.mercy.com/Youngstown.