2014 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
Athens Regional Health System (L)Athens Regional Health System (L)Awards: AB, CC, HC, OB, OP
Athens Regional Health System is a regional referral center, offering services such as maternal/child, advanced imaging, minimally invasive surgeries, an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approved oncology department and a nationally recognized cardiovascular program. Athens Regional was recently recognized as a TOP 100 in the nation in hospitals preferred by women; among the best hospitals in the region for gastroenterology and pulmonary procedures according to US News and World Report; and named the 2011 Large Hospital of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Athens Regional is the only locally owned and governed hospital in the region it serves. Our medical staff includes more than 250 professionals and there are more than 2,800 employees. ARMC services a 17-county service area in northeast Georgia, including Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Madison, Jackson, Barrow, Walton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Wilkes, Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Banks, Stephens and Habersham.
Catawba Valley Medical Center (L)Catawba Valley Medical Center (L)Awards: AB, CC, OP, OB
Since 1967, Catawba Valley Medical Center has built strong relationships with the people, businesses and communities throughout the Catawba Valley. As the region’s largest not-for-profit community hospital, it is our mission to improve the health status of the Catawba Valley.
We do this by providing high-quality health-care services, as well as by supporting organizations dedicated to improving our standard of living.We exist to heal and comfort patients, to promote and foster a healthier Catawba Valley, and to assure access to health care to all who need it — not to create profits and return dividends to shareholders.
By continuing to work together, we can improve the overall health status of the Catawba Valley and make our community an even better place to call home.
Citizens Medical Center (L)Citizens Medical Center (L)Awards: AB, CC, HC, OB
At Citizens Medical Center our mission is to provide quality medical services at a reasonable cost to the citizens of the region”. As a not-for-profit, community-owned hospital, Citizens Medical Center’s financial resources stay in the community, and are reinvested in the hospital, its technology and its people.
Located conveniently in the “Crossroads”, the City of Victoria has a population of around 85,000. Citizens Medical Center’s service area includes the surrounding counties, with a referral population of 140,000. The caregivers at Citizens Medical Center are most likely friends or neighbors.
Covenant HealthCare (XL)Covenant HealthCare (XL)Award: BC, CC, OB, OP
- The sixth largest health care facility in Michigan and one of the largest, most comprehensive medical centers north of Detroit.
- Covenant Medical Center, which is licensed for 623 beds, serves the health care needs of communities throughout 20 counties in mid-Michigan. On any given day, more than 3,000 individuals visit the Covenant Medical Center’s main campus.
- More than 20 inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout our service area offering convenient access to high quality, compassionate care.
- Covenant HealthCare employs over 4,200 employees and has over 500 physicians on our medical staff.
- Five MedExpress urgent care facilities located throughout Saginaw and Bay counties.
- Covenant HealthCare Annual Utilization Quick Statistics for fiscal year 2012 (from 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012):
- Inpatient discharges: 30,994
- Emergency Care Center visits: 85,011
- Babies born: 3,025
- MedExpress visits: 105,607
- Surgeries (in/outpatient): 14,852
Hill Country Memorial Hospital (S)Hill Country Memorial Hospital (S)Awards: AB, OB
Three core strengths help fulfill the health care needs of Hill Country patients: a supportive community, quality patient care and a Spirit of Calling. We serve many visitors to the Hill Country. They come from all parts of the world, and we often hear positive feedback. While our inpatient satisfaction rating consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of all hospitals in the United States, we’re striving to raise the bar. Our mission is Remarkable Always! Our vision is Empower Others, Create Healthy.
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (M)Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (M)Awards: AB, OB
Nestled in the western Piedmont wine country of North Carolina in Elkin, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (HCMH) has provided high-quality medical care for residents over a distinguished 83-year history. A private, not-for-profit hospital, HCMH employs more than 940 people, and is served by more than 70 physicians representing 26 specialties and subspecialties.
Inland Hospital (S)Inland Hospital (S)Awards: OB
“The Birthing Center at Inland Hospital specializes in creating a personalized experience for moms and their families – one that is safe, comfortable and designed just the way moms want it. Moms tell us they love that they are treated like family which makes them feel more at ease that their labor of love will be a wonderful experience. Whether it’s the delicious on-demand menu, relaxing in the whirlpool, private room amenities for a loved one to overnight with mom, or the 24-hour support from obstetrics nurses after discharge, the Birthing Center at Inland Hospital delivers dreams for growing families.”
King's Daughters Medical Center (M)King's Daughters Medical Center (M)Awards: AB, EC, OB
Providing quality health and wellness in a Christian environment.
King’s Daughters Medical Center will fulfill its mission by being continually recognized as a provider of quality health and wellness by accrediting organizations, our peers and our community.
King’s Daughters Medical Center will fulfill our mission and realize our vision by demonstrating the following values:
- Excellence in service
- Passion for knowledge
- Respect for all individuals
- Demonstration of Christian values
- Responsible stewardship of resources
Lafayette General Medical Center (L)Lafayette General Medical Center (L)Awards: AB, OB, OP
LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at every level of care, from severe emergency trauma to the common cold.
Lafayette General evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in health care throughout its existence. Over the years, LGMC has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community’s growing needs.
Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation. Although the hospital generates money by billing for its health care services, it does not pay out any revenue to shareholders, as for-profits do. Any net revenue is reinvested into the organization for new equipment, facilities, and technology to better care for the people we serve.
As the region’s only community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees.
At LGMC, you can count on us to stay one step ahead of the changing face of health care. For general information, call (337) 289-7991.
Lakeside Women's Hospital (S)Lakeside Women's Hospital (S)Awards: OB
What moms love most about us
“We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the birth experience for our patients. Everyone on our staff feels that being apart of the miracle of new life is an honor and privilege. Our nurse-to-patient ratio is one of the best in the region, and perhaps a reason so many women choose Lakeside. We try to make each women feel like she is our only patient. We provide luxury amenities, complimentary massages and a lot of personal care/pampering. We are a hospital that solely cares for women. Therefore, every person at Lakeside is focused on the patient and newborn.”
Lakeview Hospital (S)Lakeview Hospital (S)Awards: OB
Lakeview Hospital is a part of Lakeview Health, which is an integrated, non-profit clinic and hospital system serving the eastern Twin Cities’ metro area and western Wisconsin. Our system includes Stillwater Medical Group, Lakeview Hospital, The Clinic of Walmart in Oak Park Heights, and Lakeview Foundation. Our partnership with HealthPartners allows us to provide the services most needed by those in our community. We take pride in upholding our legacy of providing high-quality medical care, competitively priced, and close to where our patients live and work.
Lakewood Health System (M)Lakewood Health System (M)Awards: AB, OB
Lakewood Health System is an independent, integrated rural healthcare system. We have been caring for the health of our community for over 70 years, and are continually striving to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our patients. With a hospital, five primary care clinics, a senior care center, two assisted living facilities, a dermatology clinic and skin and laser center, Lakewood works with patients to recognize and meet their healthcare goals. Lakewood is a recognized leader in providing innovative, patient-based care including women’s specialty services, senior services, surgical and outreach care, all of which help us give our patients the best possible care and service.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (M)Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (M)Awards: AB, HC, OB
“Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a comprehensive range of acute medical services in a 143-bed facility located on Ninth Street in Jasper. As a regional health center with nearly 90 active staff physicians and 1,500 employees, Memorial Hospital serves Dubois and surrounding counties in southern Indiana. Established in 1951 and under the sponsorship of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the hospital annually provides care for 7,000 inpatients and 230,000 outpatients. The hospital has received national recognition with the 2012 and 2013 Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, 2012 HealthGrades® Patient Safety Experience Award™, and the 2004 and 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Award.”
We, the board, physicians, staff, volunteers and auxiliary of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will provide excellent health care services to the people of the communities we serve. We will pledge ourselves to care for each individual in a manner that reflects the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We will work together to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, dignity, compassion, and joy. We will effectively and efficiently utilize our resources in providing health care. We will be guided by the needs of those we serve, and as needs change, we will change.
Mississippi Baptist Medical CenterMississippi Baptist Medical CenterAwards: OB
The Birthplace At Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
In Jackson, Miss., there’s a sparkling welcome to Baptist’s premier facility with private parking and a private entrance. This leads the way to The Birthplace at Baptist, located on the fourth floor of the Baptist for Women tower. It hosts an array of services for expectant mothers and their loved ones.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (XL)New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (XL)Awards: BC, CC, HC, OB,
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals, with some 2,600 beds. In 2012, the Hospital had over 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits, including 12,758 deliveries and 275,592 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian’s 6,020 affiliated physicians and 19,618 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at six major centers:
- NYP/The Allen Hospital
- NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
- NYP/Columbia University Medical Center
- NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- NYP/Westchester Division
- NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital
Pullman Regional Hospital (S)Pullman Regional Hospital (S)Awards: OB
Why moms love Pullman Regional Hospital:
WCA Obstetrics 2014 Our motto is “Let Us Baby You,” and we go above and beyond to fulfill that promise. Pullman Regional Hospital’s BirthPlace is unique in many of the services and special touches available in the area, featuring the only family suites where labor, delivery and post-partum stay are all in the same room, helping to keep you as comfortable as possible. Our spacious rooms are complete with a whirlpool tub, full-size pull out bed for a guest and scenic views of the Palouse. The healing atmosphere of our specially designed rooms will keep you, your family and your new addition feeling right at home, while effectively bringing the latest in technology to your bedside. We support a well-informed, individualized birth and encourage you to discuss options with your healthcare provider.
Our experienced and caring nurses and educators are dedicated to helping provide a safe and supportive birthing experience in a warm and comforting environment. We have two Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants, one Certified Lactation Consultant, and specially trained nurses to help families achieve their breastfeeding goals.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (XL)St. Elizabeth Healthcare (XL)Awards: AB, HC, OB, EC
What moms love most about us
The thing we hear most from women is the compassion and care that our staff provides. It’s a very special time for women and their families, and the connection that our caregiving team makes with patients is truly valued. Our LDRP suites allow mothers to remain in one room through labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum with their baby, which helps promote mother-baby bonding. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides confidence to mothers “just in case” special care is needed. And, our experienced and dedicated staff provides comprehensive maternal care services from high-risk pregnancies to post-partum home visits.
St. Helena HospitalSt. Helena HospitalAwards: AB, HC, OB
About St. Helena Hospital:
As part of Adventist Health, St. Helena Hospital provides the best in whole-person, compassionate care. Through our integrated system of hospitals and clinics, we offer comprehensive big-city-quality health services here in our communities. Our goal is to help you Live Younger Longer™. TEXT
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services (S)St. Joseph’s Area Health Services (S)Award: OB
About St. Joseph’s Area Health Services:
“When it comes to providing care for expectant mothers and their families, Joseph’s Area Health Services Obstetrics (OB) Department has adopted the philosophy: “Our family taking care of your family.” We make efforts to be flexible so your experience can be as rewarding as possible.”
A woman who discovers she’s pregnant or wants to conceive can make appointments through Essentia Health in Park Rapids, Menahga, and Walker. Anyone with a question about St. Joseph’s OB Department or childbirth preparation classes please call Lisa at 218-616-3345.
St. Mary’s Health Care System (M)St. Mary’s Health Care System (M)Awards: AB, OP, OB
As a member of CHE Trinity Health sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, the mission of St. Mary’s Health Care System is to be a compassionate healing presence in our community, committed to the sacredness of human life and the dignity of each person we serve.
We will respect the needs and value the dignity of every individual and continually seek to improve the lives of all we serve, including patients, co-workers, physicians and those with whom we partner. We will optimize our clinical performance and will maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability. We will be progressive and responsive to change across the health care continuum and will be considered a vital part of the community.
Stamford Hospital (L)Stamford Hospital (L)Awards: BC, OB
Women’s Breast Center
Stamford Hospital’s Women’s Breast Center offers compassionate and comprehensive breast care supported by leading-edge technology, same day mammogram results and clinical excellence.
The Bellevue HospitalThe Bellevue HospitalAwards: EC, OB
About The Bellevue Hospital
The Bellevue Hospital is a locally owned, not-for-profit hospital, committed to offering patients the most advanced technology and medical treatment possible while providing the highest level of personal care in our beautiful hospital. In 1914 a group of Bellevue citizens looked into the future and envisioned a modern public hospital that would allow the community to receive medical care locally. The hospital opened on March 16, 1917.
Washington County Hospital (S)Washington County Hospital (S)Award: OB
At Washington County Hospital and Clinics our mission is to be the central resource for improving health and promoting wellness of all our communities. To fulfill our mission we are committed to continuously improving the health of the communities we serve while providing quality healthcare that puts people first. All staff at Washington County Hospital and Clinics are committed to a set of standards that provide caring behaviors, teamwork and leadership to care for the health of community.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (M)Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (M)Awards: CC, OB, HC, OP
About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, founded in 1906, is one of the largest acute care hospitals in the seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, specializing in trauma and emergency services, oncology, orthopedics, cardiovascular services, women & children’s services, minimally invasive surgery, rehabilitation, sleep disorders, pain management, wound healing and wellness programs plus extensive diagnostic services. The Hospital is part of the Wentworth-Douglass Health System, along with Wentworth Health Partners, the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation and The Works Family Health & Fitness Center. The Health System is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in several specialty services including gyn/oncology, thoracic surgery and acute care trauma services. In addition a partnership with Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth provides pediatric specialty medicine services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
AB: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
BC: America’s Best Breast Centers
CC: America’s Best Hospitals Cancer Care
CS: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
EC: America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care
EX: America’s Best for Extended Care
HC: America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
OB: America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
OP: America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics
PC: Physician-Led Center
RB: Region's Best Hospital
(S): up to 100 beds; (M): 101-250; (L): 251-400; (XL): over 400 beds.