OSF HealthCare Nationally Recognized for Maternity Care
OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center and OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center have been named to Newsweek magazine’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.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Dawn Trompeter, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. “It’s a tremendous reflection of the hardworking and dedicated providers and Mission Partners who serve in our Family Birth Center. We are grateful for the recognition and look forward to continuing to provide the greatest care and love for our patients.”
OSF Saint Elizabeth and OSF Heart of Mary were two of fewer than 250 to receive the prestigious recognition. The full list of recipients appears in the July 24 edition of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands across the country.
“This designation comes as no surprise to me as I have witnessed our care teams continually going above and beyond to serve our patients with the greatest love and care,” said Dr. Jared Rogers, President, OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center. “It’s great to see their efforts recognized in this way.”
Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics established by Leapfrog’s national expert panel. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) C-section (which identifies the proportion of live babies born at or beyond 37 weeks gestation to women in their first pregnancy), 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.
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs more than 23,600 Mission Partners in 147 locations, including 14 hospitals – ten acute care, four critical access – with 2,097 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org.