Six CIGNA Quality Designations Awarded To North Shore 
Thursday, 05 November 2009 

Miami, FL --  North Shore Medical Center in Miami announced it has received six CIGNA quality designations for 2009. These designations mean that the hospital has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally-recognized medical standards and expert advice.

North Shore Medical Center received the following designations: Caesarean Section, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Adult Pneumonia and Vaginal Delivery.

"We are pleased that our hospital has been recognized by CIGNA for the high quality care that we provide," said Manny Linares, chief executive officer of North Shore Medical Center. "Our physicians and staff work very hard to provide quality patient care, and these designations are evidence of the high standard of care we deliver every day."

The CIGNA designations are based on the hospital’s effectiveness in treating the selected condition or performing the procedure. The designation measures and weighs complications, mortality and The Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Index.

About North Shore Medical Center

North Shore Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 357-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95 Street in Miami. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of its community for more than 53 years.

North Shore Medical Center offers a broad range of services, including 24-hour emergency care with Fast Track service, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. The hospital also offers specialized centers, including the C. Gordon Griffith Comprehensive Cancer Center with IMRT and X-Knife Radiosurgery, Intensive Care Unit, Wound Treatment Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and Pain Care Center. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.