September 10 2020 – The ER at Westlake, which is an extension of Wellington Regional Medical Center, has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient satisfaction.
The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare. Presented annually, the award honors healthcare providers who consistently maintained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.
The ER at Westlake is the newly opened freestanding Emergency Department (ED) located in the city of Westlake, Florida.  The 10,000 square foot ED contains 11 treatment spaces, including eight exam rooms, one triage room, three rapid medical exam bays as well as outpatient radiology and lab services.  The freestanding ED is capable of treating general emergencies like cuts, bruises or illnesses in addition to medical emergencies such as heart attack and strokes.
“Patient satisfaction continues to be one of the top priorities for Wellington Regional Medical Center and our extended services, such as the ER at Westlake,” said Pam Tahan, CEO, Wellington Regional.  “The ER at Westlake was designed with the patient in mind to have a positive experience when visiting the ED.  However, for the ER at Westlake to continually earn one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings in the country, is a testament to the physicians, nurses, techs and staff who work there.  We believe achieving a high patient satisfaction rating from our patients begins with the dedication and commitment of our staff.” 
“The caregivers and staff of the ER at Westlake touch the lives of patients and their families in profound ways,” said Patrick T. Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Press Ganey. “This award reflects their deep commitment to listening to the voices of their patients and our shared mission to reduce suffering and improve the safety, quality, and experience of patient-centered care.”
About Wellington Regional Medical Center 
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 235-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about the hospital, please visit
About Press Ganey 
Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement 35 years ago. Today Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 41,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality, and experience of care.