Butler, PA, – Butler Memorial Hospital was named to
Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes
facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and
their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best
Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care
series, powered by data from
The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020.
“This is the second consecutive year that BMH has earned this recognition.
It again affirms the excellent care provided by Butler Health System OB/GYN
physicians, nurses and support staff,” said Butler Health System
President & CEO Ken DeFurio. “Butler Health System is proud
of this achievement. We thank our excellent Maternal Services team.”
“Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals
nationwide” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek.
“These facilities should be commended for the care they provide
to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As
families continue to cope with the effects on the pandemic, this information
can support Newsweek’s readership in planning for one of life’s
most precious moments.”
Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog
Group’s rigorous standards for maternity care excellence. This includes
achieving lower rates of CSections (NTSV), early elective delivery, and
episiotomy, as well as assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and
blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section
Butler Memorial Hospital was one of fewer than 225 to receive the prestigious
accolade. The full list of recipients will appear in Newsweek online and
at newsstands nationwide.
Butler Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care
Hospital by Newsweek
About Butler Health System
Located in the rolling hills of Western, PA, Butler Health System (BHS)
has remained an independent community health system for over a century
and continues to grow to meet the needs of an 8-county region. BHS employs
over 3,000 employees and over 270 providers, making it the largest employer
in Butler County and the largest healthcare employer in Clarion County.
Butler Health System consists of two hospitals, Butler Memorial Hospital
(Butler, PA) and Clarion Hospital (Clarion, PA), 72 outpatient locations
throughout Butler, Clarion, Allegheny, Armstrong, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer
and Venango counties. BHS offers patient’s access to nationally
recognized quality care in cardiology, palliative care, and maternity
as well a broad range of surgical, medical, emergency, and psychiatric
services. In addition to its primary health services, Butler Health System
has many partnerships throughout Western Pennsylvania that include Bridges
Health Partners, Benbrook Ambulatory Surgery Center, UPMC Cancer Center,
BHS FasterCare, Concordia Visiting Nurses and Good Samaritan Hospice,
and LIFE Butler County with Lutheran Senior Life.
Butler Health System provides excellent healthcare to the communities that
we serve. Our facilities have more than just state-of-the-art technology—we
have a team of compassionate and knowledgeable health care professionals.
We focus our efforts on making quality care available at an affordable
price for our local communities across the region. Our goal is to ensure
each patient has the best experience and treatment possible paired with
optimal clinical results.