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Inland Among Best Hospitals for Women

Date Given: 11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Inland Hospital has received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award® ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. This marks the second consecutive year of earning this award. The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

Awarded hospitals must provide comprehensive obstetric services and meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences.

The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics based on a proprietary scoring process that incorporates a national, standardized survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction. Additionally, the scoring incorporates in-depth research on customer satisfaction among women, including a joint study on customer satisfaction by gender conducted with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“We provide women seeking peace of mind for their obstetric care with a trusted third party endorsement based on hospital experiences reported by women in their community. As one of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics, Inland Hospital meets the toughest standards of excellence set by women,” states Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on the recommendations of other moms who have experienced that hospital first hand. Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award at her local hospital, she’ll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones.”

About Inland Hospital
Inland Hospital is a dynamic healthcare organization that believes in putting the patient first in every way. At the heart of Inland is a 48-bed community hospital in Waterville that includes our renowned Birthing Center. Lakewood is our 105-bed continuing care center on the hospital campus, and 18 primary and specialty care physician offices are located in Waterville and five surrounding communities. Inland received an “A” grade (highest score possible) in the Hospital Safety Score by Leapfrog in November, 2013 and was named a Top Rural Hospital by Leapfrog in 2012. Heart First is Inland’s quality award winning cardiology practice and all of Inland’s primary care practices have been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Inland has been a proud member of EMHS since 1998. For more information visit www.inlandhospital.org.

About the Women’s Choice Award®
WomenCertified® is a marketing research firm and home to the Women’s Choice Award, the only award that identifies brands that women recommend and empowers women with information to make smart brand choices for themselves and their loved ones. Awards are based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. To learn more, visit www.womencertified.com/.