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 accreditations, 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 https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/
ABOUT ROLLING PLAINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
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 www.rpmh.net.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
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 http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.