OSF St. Mary Medical Center has received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
According to Hospital President Roxanna Crosser, the award recognizes OSF St. Mary’s Obstetrics for their dedication and commitment to excellence.
“New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on the recommendations of other moms who have experienced our hospital first hand.” said Crosser. “Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award, she’ll know that OSF St. Mary’s values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones.”
Awarded hospitals must provide comprehensive obstetric services and meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences.
The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics based on a proprietary scoring process that incorporates a national, standardized survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction.