French Hospital Wins Two Awards for its ER Service

A local hospital has some bragging rights when it comes to its service in the emergency room.

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received two prestigious awards from Avatar International.

It beat out about 400 hospitals in Avatar’s national database to win the 2010 Five Star Service Emergency Department Award.

It also won the 2009 award.

It is given to the hospital with the highest patient satisfaction score.

“French Hospital’s Emergency Department is consistently given a 98% satisfaction score from our patients,” said Linda Riggle, FHMC Chief Nursing Executive.

French was also honored with the Exceeding Patient Expectations 2010 Award.

It was also honored with this award in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.