Forrest General Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
Hattiesburg, Miss. (March 4, 2015)– Forrest General Hospital has received the 2016 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 robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a 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 proven to deliver an outstanding experience,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
The list of over 400 award winners, including Forrest General, 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 maternity needs.
“This award further acknowledges the commitment Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic physicians have made to bring high quality care to the Pine Belt area while maintaining an environment that allows patients the freedom to participate in delivery choices. We’re honored that women recognize the safe and comfortable environment we’ve created for families and the babies they welcome into the world,” said Jeff Hudson, M.D., medical director of Women and Children’s Services at Forrest General Hospital and obstetrics and gynecology at Hattiesburg Clinic’s 28th Place.
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 a NICU on-site, low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%) as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.
“Forrest General is proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. We believe that keeping mothers and babies healthy from the very beginning of pregnancy helps parents to raise healthier children and results in a larger population of healthy adults,” said Tangela Boutwell, director of Women and Children’s Services.
For more information about Women and Children’s Services at Forrest General, visit forrestgeneral.com/services/womens-childrens/.
About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more. For more information on the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/obstetrics. WomenCertified Inc. does not in any way endorse any business, hospital, brand, product and/or service, but instead, reports the collective opinion and judgment of female consumers. Visit www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.
The Family Birthplace
At the Family Birthplace at Forrest General, mothers are comforted by giving birth in a Baby-Friendly designated, family-experience centered hospital.