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RPMH Wins National Women’s Choice Award For Obstetrics

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

Sweetwater, TX, June 1, 2019 – Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has  been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in  healthcare. The award signifies that RPMH is in the top 17% of 2,778  U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The methodology for the America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics is  unique in that it combines national accreditation’s, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results  and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s  healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in  obstetric services based on robust criteria that consider patient  satisfaction and clinical excellence.

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics distinction is based on the following specific criteria:

  • The percentage of patients reporting through the HCAHPS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
  • Patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates
  • Low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%)
  • Baby-Friendly USA designation, a World Health Organization  (WHO)/United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiative to support best  practices for breast feeding education and counseling
  • Level III and Level IV neonatal intensive care designations to provide  comprehensive care for the most complex and critically ill newborns.

“Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life,” said  Delia Passi founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Our award  gives a woman the confidence that her choice of a hospital for her  delivery will be the best in terms of quality care and patient safety  for her and her baby. As the trend of women waiting longer to start  their families continues, having the Women’s Choice Award seal is especially important for older moms who face increased risk and need a  top hospital to provide her care.”

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is one of 462 award recipients  representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S.

For more information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics visit


Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) provides healthcare for  people in Sweetwater and Nolan County. Founded in 1976, RPMH offers a wealth of medical services, including 24-hour emergency care; advanced  radiology services, including CT scanning and MRIs; an outpatient lab;  physical, occupational, and speech therapy; surgical services; swing bed  services; patient education; home health care; sleep studies; a cardiac  rehabilitation and wellness center; a rural health clinic; and more.  For additional information, please visit


The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering  women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best  healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female  patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award  has been honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing  Private Companies for three consecutive years. Visit to learn more.