Israel Ministry of Health Survey Rates Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem Emergency Room #1 in Patient Satisfaction

Friday, April 1, 2016

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Survey of Over 10,000 ER Patients in 26 Hospitals Conducted Over 4 Months

April 1, 2016 NEW YORK— Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem Emergency Room in Jerusalem has been rated #1 with a 63% for patient satisfaction, according to a Ministry of Health survey, announced Ellen Hershkin, National President, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA). The national survey of over 10,000 ER patients was conducted from May-August, 2015 and asked respondents about the level of satisfaction they had with the ER services received. Twenty-six Israeli hospitals, divided into categories (major/medium/small), were evaluated.  Hadassah Ein Kerem’s 63% satisfaction rate led the major hospital category, followed by: Sheba Hospital (55.3%); Ichalov Hospital (55.1%); Rambam Hospital (49.4%); Soroka Hospital (47.4%). The Israel Ministry of Health patient satisfaction survey will now be conducted bi-annually.

Survey questions covered the following ER topics: length of waiting time; respectful attitude from the ER staff during the stay; clarity of medical information and evaluation; continuity of treatment; overall satisfaction with the medical facilities.  Respondents ranged from seniors to parents of small children who had been brought to the ER and survey questions were conducted in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Russian.

Ellen Hershkin noted, “Hadassah Ein Kerem’s ER services are among the finest in the world and the Ministry of Health’s patient satisfaction survey affirms our commitment to providing excellent medical service to all people, building ‘bridges to peace’ across all races, religions and nationalities.”

ABOUT HADASSAH:

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.