Eight Providence hospitals across the Southland earned recognition this week from U.S. News & World Report for high performance in maternity care.
Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank were among the eight regional Providence hospitals recognized for maternity care proficiency.
The annual evaluation, which is among the publication’s newest specialty performance ratings, is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. The “High Performing” designation is measured by multiple factors such as complication rates among newborns.
“There’s nothing more uplifting than watching a new mother leave the hospital cuddling a healthy newborn and heading home, happy, healthy and looking to what the future holds,” Kevin Manemann, chief executive of Providence South Division, said in a statement. “Maternity care is a core specialty at most hospitals, and we are so honored to be recognized among the best for the exemplary care we provide to the growing families in our community.”
For its Best Hospitals for Maternity Care ranking, U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide labor and delivery services. Less than half of hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received the high-performance designation.
“When expectant parents are considering their options for welcoming a baby to the world, the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in delivering babies for uncomplicated pregnancies,” Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News, said in a statement. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider.”