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Tahoe Forest Women and Family Center earns national award

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The Tahoe Forest Women & Family Center staff, from left: Melissa Hendricks, RN; Renee Grosdidier, RN; Ellie Cruz, RN; Melony McGarr, RN; Missy Pursel, RN; Cassy Kiehn, RN; Cherene Paul, RN; Tammy Melrose, RN; Linda MacKenzie, RN; Melissa Ariza, RN; Claudia Sciaroni; and Jim Sturtevant, RN, and Director of Acute Services.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Health District's Women and Family Center was recently honored with the Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.

This award is given to hospitals that demonstrate extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families, and set higher health care standards by appreciating the unique needs and preferences of female patients.

This is the second time Tahoe Forest Hospital has been named with the Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.

"Our wonderful medical staff and hospital staff in the Women and Family Center work hard to deliver excellent care — and to take exceptional care of moms, babies and families," said Harry Weis, CEO of TFHD. "They truly care about their patients, and this award is a great recognition of their skill and effectiveness."

The Women and Family Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care. With a family centered focus, its comprehensive perinatal services program provides individualized support services, teaching, referrals and consultations to expectant mothers and their families.

These individualized care plans provide families with guidance for a healthy pregnancy and help prepare the entire family for labor and the arrival of a new baby.

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The America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction.

They select the best hospitals that provide obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys.

A complete list of hospitals can be viewed at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com.

This article was submitted by Tahoe Forest Health District. Visit tfhd.com to learn more.