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Women’s Choice honors Cary’s obstetrics service

CARIBOU, MaineCary Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award, citing it as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.

The award identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. The Caribou hospital also received the award in 2013, 2015 and 2016.  

The list of over 400 award winners represents hospitals that offer exceptional obstetric services which ranked above the national average for patient safety.

“We are so proud and honored that our hospital has been recognized by Women Certified as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics for a fourth year,” said Cary CEO Kris Doody, RN. “Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services have a long tradition of excellence in Obstetric Care.  This recognition is further evidence that women in Aroostook County appreciate the high level of clinical quality, compassionate and personal, patient-centered care,that our staff provides.”  

Staff from the Maternal and Child Unit at Cary as well as from Pines Obstetrics were recognized at a luncheon held in their honor Aug. 3.  Each of the staff received a lapel pin featuring the award recognition.  Jim Davis, CEO at Pines Health Services, said that the collaboration between the two organizations is something unique and special.

“We now have women coming to Pines and Cary from all over Aroostook County,” said Davis.  “We hear a lot about how the two staffs coordinate so well and understand the needs of the families, including the expecting dad and siblings.  We really have something quite special that creates that ‘wow’ experience for new moms and their families.”

Doody said making every delivery unique and personal is key to the hospital’s success.

“Our team of physicians, nurses and support staff all work cohesively together to completely focus on providing our moms, her newborn and family, with that extra attention and personalized care that they’ll always remember as being part of this very special time in their lives,” she said. “Our moms tell us that from the moment they visit our Maternal/Child Services, they feel how professional and caring the staff are, and that they feel right at home.”

Cary has seen dramatic growth in the number of deliveries in recent years.  In 2012 the hospital experienced the largest number of births in 17 years, and for each of the past five years more than 200 births have been recorded.   

“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. We’ve made it easy for moms to vet out the hospitals proven to deliver an outstanding experience,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

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