The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has received a 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, according to a news release.
The designation identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, the release said.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition,” Claire Grande, RN, MS, assistant vice president of women’s and children’s services at Valley, said in the release. “We are gratified that so many new moms choose Valley for their care.”
Only the hospitals who qualify for this selective designation provide the highest level of obstetric services based on top scores for patient recommendation, as provided by data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, including early elective deliveries.
The list of 371 award winners for 2015 represents hospitals where women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs, the release said.
“I think this recognition is a wonderful reflection of the standard of care we provide to all our patients and a testament to the priority Valley staff and physicians place on achieving the highest-quality clinical outcomes, while delivering the most compassionate care,” Grande said.