(Oxnard, CA) – Avatar Solutions, a leading provider of patient, employee, and physician surveys, recently announced its 2013 award-winning hospital partners. Highlighting its consistent dedication to providing a high-quality patient experience, St. John’s Hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo are being recognized with the Avatar Solutions’ Silver Innovation Award. Representatives from St. John’s accepted the award at a special recognition ceremony on May 27.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized as innovators in health care by Avatar Solutions,” said Laurie Harting, President and CEO for St. John’s Hospitals. “Our efforts to provide an outstanding patient experience are ongoing, but this award shows the innovative improvements we have made in caring for our community thus far through dignity and humankindness.”

The Silver Innovation Award evaluates the degree of actual improvement, scope of change, degree of innovation, ability to spread ideas externally, and the nature of barriers overcome.

“Avatar award winners show dedication to providing the excellent care experience that patients deserve,” said Lynn Ehrmantraut, Senior Vice President of Performance Improvement at Avatar Solutions. “The awards indicate these organizations are listening and responding to patient feedback and committing to provide the best experience for each individual patient.”

Avatar Solutions’ awards are meant to honor significant accomplishments in patient satisfaction and innovation in healthcare settings.