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King’s Daughters Medical Center Receives the 2024 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

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 7% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The Women’s Choice Award educates all women on where to receive the best care and focuses its research on hospitals that provide the highest quality patient experience, especially important for potential labor complications.

“Having a baby is one of the most precious times in a woman’s life,” said Delia Passi founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “New moms have many choices to make when it comes to having their baby, and choosing where to deliver the baby is right up there with choosing the best doctor. We’ve made it easy for her to identify the best hospitals that are proven to deliver an outstanding experience.”

The methodology for the 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 Best Hospitals for Obstetrics award gives consideration to the following specific criteria (all are not required):

  • The percentage of patients reporting through the HCAHPS survey that would definitely recommend the hospital
  • Patient safety ranking based on 13 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 (NICU) designations to provide comprehensive care for the most complex and critically ill newborns.

“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 care for her and her newborn” says Passi.

King’s Daughters Medical Center is one of 682 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S.

"We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, said KDMC CEO Scott Christensen. “This prestigious award is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our exceptional healthcare team. It reflects our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of care to expectant mothers and their families. We will continue to strive for excellence in obstetrics, ensuring that every birth is a safe, memorable, and joyful experience for our patients."

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ABOUT King’s Daughters Medical Center

King’s Daughters Medical Center is an acute care hospital in Brookhaven, Mississippi situated in the southwest corner of the state. The hospital was founded in 1914 and is located at 427 Highway 51 North. Over the past several years King’s Daughters has been continually recognized by numerous agencies for their quality and patient care along with their employee satisfaction scores.


The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit to learn more.