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Women's Choice Award(R) Announces the 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Women's Choice Award®, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare has just announced its 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only Obstetrics award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

The list of 431 award winners represents hospitals that offer exceptional obstetric services. The America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that is evidence-based and focuses on female patient satisfaction. Awarded hospitals ranked above the national average for patient recommendations, as indicated by the data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. Additional considerations included: having a NICU on-site, low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%) as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.

In a recent survey conducted by the Women's Choice Award, 67% of women said that they would choose an America's Best Hospital for Obstetrics to deliver their baby if they had to choose between an awarded hospital and a non-awarded hospital.

"New moms have many choices when it comes to having their baby, so choosing the best birthing experience is right up there with choosing the best doctor. We've made it easy for moms to vet out the hospitals that are proven to deliver an outstanding experience," says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women's Choice Award.

The following hospitals have partnered with the Women's Choice Award in empowering women and their families to make the best healthcare choices:

• Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital, Walla Walla, WA
• Baptist Medical Center East, Montgomery, AL
• Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, MT
• Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME
• Castle Medical Center, Kailua, HI
• Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC
• Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, MN
• El Camino Hospital, Mountain View and Los Gatos, CA
• Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA
• Fairview Northland Medical Center, Princeton, MN
• Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN
• Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, Gibson City, IL
• Greenwich Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health, Greenwich, CT
• Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison, UT
• Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, TX
• Hoag Women's Health Institute, Newport Beach, CA
• Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ
• Inland Hospital, Waterville, ME
• INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
• INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Edmond, OK
• Kaiser Permanente Orange County – Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, CA
• Kaiser Permanente Orange County – Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA
• Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, Santa Rosa, CA
• Katz Women's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
• King's Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven, MS
• Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
• Lone Peak Hospital, Draper, UT
• Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria, CA
• Mercy Medical Center – Clinton, Clinton, IA
• Park Ridge Health Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hendersonville, NC
• Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, CA
• South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI
• St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Boardman, OH
• St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY
• St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
• St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus, Allentown, PA
• St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
• St. Mary's Janesville Hospital Family Birthing Center, Janesville, WI
• St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY
• St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA
• Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee, CA
• Takoma Regional Hospital, Greeneville, TN
• The Valley Hospital's Center for Childbirth, Ridgewood, NJ
• The Women's Health Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA
• UC San Diego Health, San Diego, CA
• University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ
• University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
• Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, TN
• Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, Providence, RI

For more information on the 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/obstetrics/

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD®



The Women's Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women's Choice Award was recently named one of INC 5000s America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, as well a Florida Companies to Watch, celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs for 2015. Visit www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.

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Source: Women's Choice Award