CIGNA Quality, Excellence Awards To West Boca 
Thursday, 05 November 2009 

Boca Raton, FL -- West Boca Medical Center announced that it has received four CIGNA quality designations and three Center of Excellence designations for 2009.

These quality designations mean that the hospital has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The Center of Excellence designations mean the hospital met CIGNA’s highest standards for quality and efficiency.

West Boca Medical Center received the following quality designations (* indicates CIGNA HealthCare Center of Excellence Designation): Caesarean Section, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Heart Attack*, Heart Failure*, Total Hip Replacement, Adult Pneumonia* and Vaginal Delivery.

"These designations provide evidence of our hospital’s commitment to providing high quality care," said West Boca Medical Center CEO Mitch Feldman. "Such recognitions demonstrate that we deliver care that exceeds nationally recognized standards for these conditions. I am very proud of our staff and physicians for this well-deserved recognition of their continued dedication to providing high quality care to our patients."

The CIGNA designations are based on the hospital’s effectiveness in treating the selected condition or performing the procedure. The designations are based in part of a hospital’s CMS Hospital Compare measures, Leapfrog Patient Safety Measures, mortality and complication rates.

About West Boca Medical Center

West Boca Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 185-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the community and surrounding areas for over 20 years.

 West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, diabetes education, a cystic fibrosis program for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services and a sleep diagnostic center. The hospital also offers several specialties, including a level III neonatal intensive care unit, the BirthCare Pavilion, a pediatric unit and a pediatric intensive care unit.  It is also a recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award two years in a row (2006/2007 and 2007/2008). HealthGrades ranks West Boca’s maternity program among the top 5% five percent in the nation."

 West Boca Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262)