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Inland Receives 2016 Women's Choice Award

Release Date: 01/20/2016

Inland Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
Among top 15% of hospitals considered the best in which to have your baby in 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Inland Hospital in Waterville has received the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

The list of over 400 award winners, including Inland Hospital, a member of EMHS, represents hospitals that offer exceptional obstetric services which ranked above the national average for patient safety, thereby supporting a woman’s decision when choosing the best for her.

“We are very proud of our Birthing Center staff and the providers at Inland Women’s Health Care,” says John Dalton, Inland Hospital President and CEO. “Earning the America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics award four consecutive years shows that women and families value how we put them at the center of everything we do – from safe, quality care to excellent service. We consider it a privilege to help them welcome their new little Mainers into the world!”

“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 proven to deliver an outstanding experience, and Inland is one of those excellent hospitals,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
 
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 requirements included having low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%), as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.

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