UMCP Receives 2016 Women's Choice Award® as One of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

Jan 20, 2016
Among top 15% of hospitals considered the best in which to have your baby

University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies 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.

The list of over 400 award winners, including UMCP, represents hospitals that offer exceptional obstetric services which ranked above the national average for patient safety, thereby supporting a woman's decision when choosing the best for her maternity needs.

"We are greatly honored to receive the Women's Choice Award," said Heather M. van Raalte, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMCP. "Having a baby is a life-changing event, and our physicians, midwives and nurses are committed to delivering the highest level of care and making it the best experience possible for our patients."

"New moms have many choices when it comes to having their baby, so choosing the best birthing experience is right up there with choosing the best doctor," says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women's Choice Award. "We've made it easy for moms to vet out the hospitals proven to deliver an outstanding experience."

The America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that is evidence-based and focuses on female patient satisfaction. Awarded hospitals ranked above the national average for patient recommendations, as indicated by the data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. Additional requirements included: having a NICU on-site, low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0 and 1 percent) as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.

For more information on the 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, visit

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit

About the Women's Choice Award®
The Women's Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit to learn more.


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