Women’s Award Helps Consumers Choose the Best Surgical Centers

Posted Jul 10, 2019

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (July 9, 2019) – Women are responsible for the vast majority of healthcare decisions, with moms responsible for up to 94% of healthcare decisions. According to a national survey by WomenCertified, Inc., the leading marketing to women research company, over 500 female patients ranked reported measures accordingly to their preference when choosing an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) for themselves and their family. Communication among doctors and staff took the lead, followed by overall care, overall facility rating and recommendation by other patients respectively.

Based on this data, the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare, has today announced its annual list of America’s Best Surgical Centers, to empower patients to make the best healthcare choices based on the highest standards of care set by women.  The Women’s Choice Awards rating process is unique in that it’s the only national list that focuses solely on the opinion of women to weigh publicly available data to determine the best healthcare in our nation.

The 96 award recipients for 2019 were selected based on the results of the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery survey (OAS-CAHPS) that focused on the communication and care provided by the healthcare providers and staff, overall facility’s rating, and patients’ recommendations.

Considering that women either make or influence most healthcare decisions and that more than half of outpatient surgeries were performed in an ASC, more transparency in reporting and rankings will drive greater consumer confidence in ambulatory care.  

Outpatient surgeries continue to surpass inpatient surgical procedures and are up by 57% since 1994,” explains Delia Passi, Founder and Chief Mission Officer. “As this trend continues, choosing the best outpatient center for your needs is critical and seeing the Women’s Choice Award seal on an awarded Surgical Center gives her confidence in where she is receiving treatment.”

For more information on the Women’s Choice Awards rankings and methodology visit


The Women’s Choice Award®, a WomenCertified, Inc. company, is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award has been honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. Learn more at