Ringing in a New Year at the hospital isn’t the way everyone dreams of celebrating a new calendar year. But, the birth of Holden Robert Biggs at 7:30am on Thursday, January 1 symbolized both a family’s new beginning and marked the end of a year that brought a record number of births to the CVMC Birthing Center where 2,087 babies were born. Just a few day later, patients and staff received more joyous news as the not-for-profit community owned hospital was named a 2015 Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.
“We thought he would come early, but being the first baby born at CVMC in 2015 was a surprise,” said Melissa Biggs, a popular St. Stephens High School teacher.
She and husband Kevin received a special gift basket and recognition on the CVMC Birthing Center Facebook page where comments and posts congratulated them on the arrival of their 6 lbs 4 oz son who became a baby brother to daughters Myla, 6 and Peyton, 4.
Jackie Miller, CVMC Administrator for Women & Children’s Services confirmed 2014 was a banner year for the birthing center with 2052 deliveries, surpassing the previous record set in 2013 by 285 additional deliveries.
“For the fourth consecutive year we are seeing an increase in the number of deliveries, which is a great trend for our staff at the Women and Children’s Pavilion which opened in 2012,” said Miller. “We are happy to report such strong growth in the number of babies and families who enjoy the new spacious facilities and our commitment to making each birthing experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.”
Being named a 2015 Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics identifies the hospital as one of 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.
“New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on the recommendations of other moms who have experienced that hospital first hand,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award at her local hospital, she’ll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones,” added Passi.
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.