Tahoe Forest Hospital Named One of America's Best for Obstetrics
Tahoe Forest Health System’s Women and Family Center has been named with the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This award is given to hospitals that demonstrate extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families, and set higher healthcare standards by appreciating the unique needs and preferences of female patients.
This is the second time Tahoe Forest Hospital has been named with the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.
“Our wonderful medical staff and hospital staff in the Women and Family Center work hard to deliver excellent care—and to take exceptional care of moms, babies and families,” said Harry Weis, Chief Executive Officer, Tahoe Forest Health System. “They truly care about their patients, and this award is a great recognition of their skill and effectiveness.”
The Women and Family Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care. With a family-centered focus, its comprehensive perinatal services program provides individualized support services, teaching, referrals and consultations to expectant mothers and their families. These individualized care plans provide families with guidance for a healthy pregnancy and help prepare the entire family for labor and the arrival of a new baby.
The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. They select the best hospitals that provide obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys.
Hospitals that had very low rates of early elective deliveries – EED rates - (0-1%) were also boosted, but hospitals could be severely penalized for very high EED rates (14% or more). Additional credit was given to hospitals that ranked above the national average for patient safety. A complete list of hospitals can be viewed at womenschoiceaward.com.