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Lakewood is one of America's best hospitals in obstetrics for second year

For the second year in a row, Lakewood Health System in Staples received the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics, as voted on by women.

To qualify for this award, hospitals are scored on patient surveys reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, and in-depth research on consumer satisfaction by gender, conducted by WomenCertified and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“As one of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics, Lakewood Health System meets the toughest standards of excellence set by women,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “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.”

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