Dec. 6, 2022
MARSHFIELD – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield and Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire as 2022-2023 High Performing hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News' Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.
The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care.
The two hospitals earned a High Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates.
“The recognition from U.S. News & World Report is such an honor as it represents the full continuum of care for mom and baby," said Susan McDonald, administrative director, Marshfield Children's Hospital. “Whether a patient presents as low risk or high risk for obstetrical care we have them covered with our excellent nursing staff, lactation specialists, midwifery, obstetricians & perinatologist team. We are very proud to consistently offer a high quality, patient and family centered care approach that meets the expectations of our patients and their needs."
“The high standards upheld by our caregivers and medical staff are a vital part of the clinical excellence we provide to our community," said Bill Priest, Marshfield Medial Center-Eau Claire's president. “This award validates our team's continued commitment to serve in alignment with our mission to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable and compassionate health care."
U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide high-quality labor & delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing 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," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider."
The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures.
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