For the second year in a row, a Whitefish hospital is being recognized for its patient experience.

North Valley Hospital is named one of the best hospitals in the country for patient experience in obstetrics.

The award is from the organization "Women Certified."

The award is based on clinical data and patient testimonials.

During the 2013 fiscal year, the birthing center at North Valley had 485 babies born with people from as far away as Germany and Mexico giving birth at the hospital.