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2017-08-03

HCM earns highest Women

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For the fourth consecutive year Hill Country Memorial has been recognized by Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.
“We are honored to receive these recognitions for our obstetric care and overall patient experience yet again,” said HCM CEO Jayne Pope. “And we are excited for the upcoming renovations to the Obstetrics Department to better serve mothers and their families. Together, they represent our incredible team’s daily and ongoing commitment to serve our community.”
Scores for both Women’s Choice awards were derived from female patient satisfaction and recommendation responses reported through Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys, national accreditations, hospital outcome scores and primary research about women’s health care choices.
With these data, the Women’s Choice identifies the best hospitals nationwide that are women-friendly and align with women’s health care needs and preferences.
The Women’s Choice awards reflect HCM’s clinical performance and women’s preferences when choosing health care providers for themselves and their families.
“This is seen through our patient experience scores, nurse-to-patient ratio, a staff of all registered nurses, emphasis on best practices like breastfeeding, and prenatal education for parents,” said HCM Director of Obstetrics Erin Huff, R.N.
To continue providing this level of service and to better accommodate the growing needs of the community, HCM has embarked on a campaign to expand and renovate its Obstetrics Department.
With a projected increase in the number of women of childbearing age and considering the facility’s current capacity, an expanded OB Department will offer quality obstetrics care to the growing community and guarantee a seamless experience for Hill Country mothers.
Specifically, the HCM Obstetrics Department Expansion and Renovation project will double the total number of LBRP (Labor, Birthing, Recovery, and Postpartum) suites, create two new outpatient rooms to better accommodate antepartum outpatients, and add aesthetic transformations to better meet the needs of women throughout the birthing process.
The fundraising campaign is already underway to raise $2.5 million toward the HCM Obstetrics Department Expansion and Renovation project.
In October, HCM will hold Gala XVII: Delivering Our Future to benefit the project. When full funding is in place, construction is anticipated to begin in early 2018 and be completed in early 2019.
For more information on the Women’s Choice Awards visit hillcountrymemorial.org/quality. To learn more about Gala XVII and the Obstetrics Department project visit hillcountrymemorial.org/gala.