2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
Athens Regional Health System (L)Athens Regional Health System (L)Awards: AB, CC, HC, OB, OP, PS
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.
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.
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
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.”
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (XL)St. Elizabeth Healthcare (XL)Awards: AB, CC, HC, EC, OB, RB, PS, RB
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. Mary’s Health Care System (M)St. Mary’s Health Care System (M)Awards: AB, OB, OP, PS
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.
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
PS: America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
RB: Region's Best Hospital
(S): up to 100 beds; (M): 101-250; (L): 251-400; (XL): over 400 beds.