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CarolinaEast Medical Center receives 2018 Women’s Choice Award®

CarolinaEast Health SystemOne of America’s Best Hospitals For Orthopedics

CarolinaEast Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. This award signifies that CarolinaEast Medical Center is in the top 11% of 3,230 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedic services.

“Our Center for Orthopedic and Total Joint Care houses some of the best surgeons, therapists and nurses around,” stated Ray Leggett, President and Chief Executive Officer of CarolinaEast. “It is indeed an honor to have this recognized on a national level by a quality organization. Being one of 357 award recipients across the country proves we have met the highest standards in orthopedics care and we couldn’t be more proud of our team.”

The methodology used to select CarolinaEast Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics is unique in that it evaluates specific Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. The award winners, including CarolinaEast Medical Center, represent hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award, including a solid patient safety record, low incidence of surgical complications and infections, and patient recommendation rating. This is the only award recognizing excellence in orthopedics based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

“Women have different orthopedics needs, particularly as they grow older and become more at risk for osteoporosis and fractures,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “They also have different healthcare preferences, which we use to evaluate the recipients of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. We are the only award that recognizes a hospital’s ability to meet women’s distinctive needs.”

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About CarolinaEast Medical Center

CarolinaEast Health System has been serving the growing needs of the coastal North Carolina community since 1963. In addition to the system’s flagship, 350 bed CarolinaEast Medical Center, CarolinaEast includes a rehabilitation hospital, free standing diagnostic and surgery center and several CarolinaEast Physician practices providing primary and specialty care for all phases of life. The Center for Orthopedic and Total Joint Care is a state-of-the-art unit designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the orthopedic patient.

About The Women’s Choice Award®

The Women’s Choice Award® 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 was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2017 for a third consecutive year. Visit to learn more.

Submitted by: Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations, CarolinaEast Health System