For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center in the top 16% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.
The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics list was compiled from data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys. The Women’s Choice Award methodology awards additional points based on the following factors: the presence of a Level III/IV neonatal intensive care unit; early elective delivery rates between 0% and 1%; Baby-Friendly facility designation; and below-average infection and surgical complication scores.
“At Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to prenatal and postnatal care and delivery. Our patient-centered approach ensures that new mothers receive the exceptional care and support that is right for them at our Family Birth Center,” said Mabel Wong, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “We are proud to be one of the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S.”
Moanalua Medical Center makes breastfeeding support and education a priority for new mothers and was the first hospital in the state of Hawaii to receive Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA, a World Health Organization and UNICEF initiative. The Family Birth Center at Moanalua Medical Center provides coordinated labor and delivery care in a safe and comfortable setting, facilitated by a team made up of the patient’s obstetrician-gynecologist, certified nurse-midwife, neonatologist, and other care providers. New mothers and their families enjoy a personalized birth experience with private delivery suites, mother-baby rooms, room service, and labor aids such as a birthing ball and hydrotherapy tub.