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2/2/17: Emerson Hospital Named a Best Hospital for Obstetrics and Bariatric Surgery

Emerson Hospital is honored to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Bariatric Surgery in 2017 by the Women’s Choice Award, a national referral source for women.  The recognition is based on Emerson’s safety and patient satisfaction scores.

“We are very pleased to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Bariatric Surgery,” said Christine Schuster, President and CEO, Emerson Hospital. “Our care teams throughout Emerson are focused on providing the highest quality, safest experience to each patient.  This honor reflects how we care for our obstetrics and surgical weight loss patients. I am very proud of our teams for continuing to provide exceptional care.”

Emerson was chosen as a Best Hospital for Obstetrics among maternity hospitals throughout the United States based on: patient safety rankings above the national average, a high percentage of HCAHPS (hospital consumer assessment of health plans survey) respondents that said they would definitely recommend Emerson, low rates of early elective deliveries and Baby-Friendly USA designation, which Emerson just received. The top 17% of eligible hospitals received the America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics honor.

Emerson was chosen as a Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery among those that perform weight loss surgeries throughout the United States based on: accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, high patient percentage of HCAHPS respondents that said they would definitely recommend Emerson for bariatric surgery, and a high patient safety ranking based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates. The top 8% of eligible hospitals received the America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery honor.

“Patients continually share that Emerson gives the best care to its patients, as proven by its measures and rankings,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder, Women’s Choice Award. “As a consumer advocate for women, we set higher patient standards and expectations by identifying those hospitals that are focused on meeting the highest levels of care that women value. Congratulations to the staff at Emerson whose outstanding efforts achieved top results and resulted in being named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Bariatric Surgery.”

To see the full list of hospitals honored as 2017 America’s Best for Obstetrics and Bariatric Surgery, please visit www.womenschoiceaward.com.

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.