FORT WAYNE, IND. – AUG. 4, 2020 – Parkview Regional Medical Center has been 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.
“From prenatal to delivery to newborn care, we’re focused on providing a warm, safe and comfortable experience for every family,” said Patti Brahe, senior vice president, women’s and children’s services, Parkview Health. “This recognition is a direct reflection of our co-workers’ world-class teamwork and dedication to moms and babies. We are grateful for all the Parkview moms who have entrusted us with their care.”
“Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals from across the country,” said Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief, Newsweek. “These facilities stand out 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. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, C-section 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.
Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Parkview Regional Medical Center was one of fewer than 250 hospitals to receive the accolade. To see the full list of recipients, visit https://www.newsweek.com/best-maternity-care-hospitals-2020.