TriHealth, the Cincinnati region’s nationally recognized health care system, was pleased to announce Bethesda North and McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospitals were named 2024 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.
Bethesda North and McCullough Hyde earned a High Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by a variety of factors including newborn complication rates, C-sections, and scheduling early deliveries. U.S. News & World Report conducts an annual evaluation of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care to assist expectant parents, in consultation with their prenatal team, in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care that best meets their family’s needs.
“At TriHealth, we are committed to serving the needs of all of Cincinnati’s growing families. We appreciate the recognitions received by U.S. News & World Report and are proud of all of the TriHealth team members working across all of our health system’s labor, delivery and maternity departments as they are committed to taking terrific care of our community’s mothers and children,” said TriHealth Executive for Women’s Services Jeremiah Kirkland.
U.S. News evaluated hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication for analysis; 680 hospitals, an all-time high, participated in this year’s U.S. News survey. Fewer than half – 46% – of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.
“Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Jennifer Winston, health data scientist at U.S. News. “These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower, and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals. Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics for free at health.usnews.com to help them choose where to have their baby.”
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, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.
More about TriHealth
TriHealth is hospitals, physicians and the community working together to help people live better. We provide clinical, educational, preventive, and social programs through Bethesda North, Bethesda Butler, Good Samaritan and McCullough-Hyde hospitals, and more than 140 other locations throughout Greater Cincinnati. This includes an ambulatory network, physician practices, research division, employer-based health services, hospice care, and fitness and health facilities. Learn more at trihealth.com, Facebook.com/TriHealth, @TriHealth on Twitter, and at YouTube.com/TriHealth.
About U.S. News & World Report
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