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GRMC Receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

January 5, 2021
3 minutes

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) 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 GRMC is in the top 5% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

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

  • 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.  “New moms have many choices when it comes to having their baby, so choosing where to deliver the baby is right up there with choosing the best doctor. We’ve made it easy for moms to identify the hospitals that are proven to deliver an outstanding experience.”

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center is one of 408 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and be recognized as top 5% in the nation for Obstetrics. It is a testament to the high quality healthcare our physicians and staff strive towards each and every day”, says Daphne Blake, RN, MSN, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer. “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.”

For more information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics visit

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