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Gunnison Valley Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

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


March 23, 2016

Gunnison, UT – Gunnison Valley Hospital 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 such as female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

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

“The highly skilled doctors and nurses on our labor and delivery team are second to none,” said Mark Dalley, hospital administrator at Gunnison Valley Hospital. He continued, “They are committed to providing the best in personalized care throughout pregnancy and during labor and delivery. It is an honor to accept the Best Hospitals for Obstetrics award on behalf of our amazing team.”

CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award, Delia Passi, says, “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 which hospitals are 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 0-1%) as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.


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Gunnison Valley Hospital is a critical-access hospital that provides personalized care and cutting-edge technology, while still preserving its roots in the community. The hospital offers a variety of medical services, including acute inpatient care, surgery, ambulance and emergency medicine, respiratory therapy, laboratory, labor and delivery, physical therapy, advanced diagnostic imaging, home health and hospice care, and visiting specialists. For more information, visit


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. to learn more.


Media Contacts:

Madelyn Martinez | WomenCertified Inc.
Administrative Marketing Manager
T: (954) 922-0846


Brenda Bartholomew | Gunnison Valley Hospital
Chief Nursing Officer
T: (435) 528-2746