King's Daughters Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

Brookhaven, MS, January 10, 2017 – King's Daughters Medical Center 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 King's Daughters Medical Center is in the top 17 percent of 2,815 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The methodology for America's Best Hospital for Obstetrics Award 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
  • Presence of a level III or level IV neonatal intensive care unit onsite (NICU)
  • 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

"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."

King's Daughters Medical Center is one of 484 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S.

Alvin Hoover, CEO, King's Daughters Medical Center said "We are honored that Women's Choice  recognizes our commitment to excellence in obstetrics. Being named Best Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction in Obstetrics for the fifth consecutive year reinforces our commitment to our expecting mothers. Over the years, tens of thousands of moms have chosen to have their babies at King's Daughters Medical Center. We hope that you will allow us to share that special moment of the birth of your child."

Angie Williamson, LDRP manager at KDMC stated, "There's nothing more wonderful than the birth of your child. And, there's no better place to experience those moments than in the first fully-dedicated, single-room labor and delivery suites in Mississippi at King's Daughters Medical Center."

For more information on the America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/
 

ABOUT King's Daughters Medical Center

King's Daughters Medical Center is a nonprofit general medical and surgical hospital in Brookhaven, MS, with 99 beds. The hospital serves a five-county area of over 100,000 people and is dedicated to providing quality health and wellness in a Christian environment.
 

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 was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more. 

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women's Choice Award.

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King's Daughters Medical Center

601.833.6011  |  427 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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