Gibson Area Hospital Among America’s Best Hospitals to Have a Baby

May 27, 2015


Gibson Area Hospital has been named a 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

 

The list of over 350 award winners represents hospitals, including Gibson Area Hospital that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.

 

"New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on our comprehensive assessment as well as recommendation rating among those who have experienced that hospital first hand," says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Mother magazines.

 

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only the hospitals who qualify for this highly selective designation provide the highest level of obstetric services based on their exceptional 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 (HCAHPS) surveys, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, including early elective deliveries.

 

About Gibson Area Hospital

Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) is designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) under Medicare guidelines, with 25 inpatient beds, 42 long term care beds, Rural Health Clinics and specialty physician offices, and ambulance locations serving the public in Gibson City and all or parts of eight central Illinois counties (Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean, Piatt, and Vermillion).  GAHHS is a 501 (c) (3), Not-For-Profit organization, Joint Commission certified, a Health Grades Five Star Designated Orthopedic facility, a Women’s Certified designated Best Obstetrics Hospital, and #1 in the Nation in Patient Satisfaction in 2009 and 2011 as designated by Arbor & Associates.  GAHHS employs more than 600 people and is an economic engine for the East Central Illinois rural region.

 

About the Women’s Choice Award®

 

The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices for themselves and their families. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.

 

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