St. Mary Medical Center Recognized for Maternity Care | Health care

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St. Mary’s Medical Center has been honored by US News and World Report as high achievers in maternity care.

The Hobart hospital was one of only three in Indiana to be honored with the highest US News and World Report awards for maternity care.

“Each year, the Family Birthing Center of St. Mary Medical Center provides exceptional prenatal, labor, delivery and postnatal care to hundreds of families in our communities,” said Janice Ryba, CEO.

The magazine ranked hospitals on quality metrics such as complication rates, caesarean sections, breastfeeding support and whether births were scheduled at the right time.

“All families deserve to know about how hospitals are performing on key quality indicators, which is why US News has compiled and published a wealth of maternal health data from hospitals across the country,” Ben said. Harder, editor and head of health analytics. at US News & World Report. “Hospitals we have recognized as ‘high performing’ meet high standards of care for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies. »

Only a third of the hospitals assessed by the national publication achieved the high performance distinction.

“This designation reflects our commitment to following best practices that provide a healthy start in life for babies and supportive care and education for moms,” Ryba said. “We congratulate the management and staff of our family birthing center, our caregivers and our lactation consultants for this important achievement. »

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