Butler Memorial Hospital today was 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.
“This recognition is affirmation of the excellent care provided by
our team of OB/GYN physicians, nurses and support staff,” said Butler
Health System President & CEO Ken DeFurio. “Butler Health System
is proud of this achievement, and we thank our great Maternal Services
“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,
NTSV 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.
Butler Memorial Hospital was one of fewer than 250 to receive the prestigious
accolade. The full list of recipients will appear in the July 24 edition
of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands nationwide.