April 16, 2022
Saint Luke’s East Hospital has been recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.
To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics including complication rates, C-sections, whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy, and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned a ‘High Performing’ rating, the highest rating in this category.
“As Eastern Jackson County’s premier maternity center, we are so proud of our woman and children’s services team and the exceptional patient care we give every day,” said Susie Krug, Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. “We’ve delivered more than 20,000 babies since opening our doors in 2006 and this recognition is a testament to our ongoing commitment and dedication to provide quality care and create a positive and safe experience for expecting mothers.”
Unique to the U.S. News site, participating hospital profiles are a one stop shop and include a variety of relevant offerings for parents-to-be including key measures of safety, alongside services and amenities, like private rooms, valet parking and availability of child birthing classes.
“All families deserve to be informed on how hospitals perform on key indicators of quality, which is why U.S. News has compiled and published a trove of maternal health data from hospitals across the country,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “The hospitals we’ve recognized as High Performing meet a high standard in caring for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.”