Awards, Women's Health
Spectrum Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized Among the Best Maternity Care Hospitals by Newsweek
Newsweek Magazine distinction salutes exemplary care for moms and newborns
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 21, 2020 – Spectrum Health Butterworth and United Hospitals were named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our hard work and commitment to moms and their babies,” said Nicole Turck, vice president of Women’s Health, Spectrum Health. “We strive for extraordinary care in one of the most important times of a woman’s life, and together, work towards an exceptional birth experience with our patients.”
“Best Maternity Care Hospitals are an elite group of hospitals from across the country,” said Nancy Cooper, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities are to be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. Particularly in these uncertain times, we are honored to share this list of top-ranked facilities with Newsweek’s readership.”
Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. The tough standards have been established by Leapfrog’s national expert panel. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, low C-section rates for low-risk first time moms, and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville were among 250 top hospitals to receive the prestigious accolade. The full list of recipients will appear in the July 24, 2020 edition of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands nationwide.
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