NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS FOR OBSTETRICS
Tahoe Forest Health Systemís Women and Family Center was recently honored with the Womenís Choice Award for Americaís Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This award is given to hospitals that demonstrate extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families, support and empower women in their community, and set higher healthcare standards by appreciating the unique needs and preferences of female patients. One of the selection criteria for this award was the Women and Family Centerís exceptional scores for patient satisfaction.
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 Womenís Choice Award for Americaís Best Hospital for Obstetrics was presented by WomenCertified Inc. the Voice of Female Consumers. This organization was founded by Delia Passi, former publisher of Working Mother magazine and responsible for the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. In 2007, WomenCertified partnered with the Wharton School of Business to conduct the first-ever gender-based consumer satisfaction study. The groundbreaking results set the foundation for the WomenCertified Audit that is used in tandem with HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores to determine which hospitals are meeting the needs and preferences of female patients.
The Americaís 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 HCAHPS surveys. They then filter those hospitals to eliminate ones with abnormal results for certain important clinical considerations, such as rates of infection or serious complications. The resulting list of over 350 award winners represents hospitals women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.
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