Joseph Gauta, MD, Ranks Top 1% in Patient Satisfaction According to National Press Ganey Survey, NCH Health System

04/14/2011

Naples, Florida - Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG a board certified ob/gyn and fellow of the American College of Gynecologists was honored by NCH Healthcare System for ranking in the 99th percentile of the National Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey of more than 1,000 hospitals.

According to Allen Weiss, MD, President and CEO of NCH Health System, “Being technically excellent is the obvious and critical starting point for quality outcomes. But the added ingredient for all concerned – patient, family and physician – is the irreplaceable element of delivering excellent patient satisfaction.”

Dr. Gauta is founder of Especially for Women Ob/Gyn group practice and the Florida Bladder Institute which specializes in treating women with urinary incontinence, bladder dysfunction and pelvic floor disorders. As a member of the medical staffs of NCH and all Collier County hospitals, Dr. Gauta must adhere to established guidelines in a required process called Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation, OPPE. The OPPE requires that all physicians meet or exceed competency expectations in six core areas measuring Patient Care, Medical/Clinical knowledge, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communications, Professionalism and System-based Practice.

“Putting the patient first is at the core of the health care providers practice,” Dr. Gauta said, adding, “Doing it better than anyone else is the challenge.” He continued, “To be recognized in the top 1% of physicians in the country for delivering a high level of patient satisfaction means my efforts to establish a good rapport with each and every patient has not gone unnoticed and that makes me very proud.”

Dr. Gauta added, “Patient satisfaction is not achieved in one visit but over time and requires an ongoing commitment to good communications, high quality services and a sincere level of caring that extends to the entire family.”

Dr. Gauta’s clinical expertise and achievements in medicine have been recognized nationally, regionally and locally. He is Recipient of the Lewis I. Post Award for Surgical Excellence and the Vitals.com Patients Choice Award. He serves as member of the teaching faculty of Boston Scientific Pelvic Floor Institute and Olympus American, a leading manufacturer of surgical medical devices. He has been featured in Naples Daily News as first surgeon to perform LESS no scar gynecological surgery in our region and recognized in Gulfshore Life Magazine’s Who’s Who in Medicine. He is a Member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and is Past President of the Collier County Medical Society.

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