Newsweek Recognizes PIH Health as a Best Maternity Care Hospital
PIH Health Whittier 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.
“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 C-Sections (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.
“PIH Health is pleased to receive this distinction,” said Ramona Pratt RN MSN, PIH Health Whittier Hospital chief nursing officer. “This recognition demonstrates the strong commitment and collaboration between our labor and delivery physicians, nurses and employees. It is gratifying to be among the hospitals listed for this honor which embodies our efforts to continue to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and compassionate care for our patients and the communities we serve.”
PIH Health Whittier Hospital was one of fewer than 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the prestigious accolade. The full list of recipients appears in Newsweek online and at newsstands nationwide.