Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Signature Healthcare is one of just seven hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the prestigious accolade and among 236 hospitals in the U.S. to be recognized.
“Our organization delivers outstanding care year after year and it is great to see the care recognized,” said Kim Hollon, President and CEO of Signature Healthcare. “At Signature Healthcare we pride ourselves on delivering the safest quality of care with personal compassion and this distinction is a great affirmation of our thoughtful and meticulous care.”
Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, NTSV C-section and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.
“Best Maternity Care Hospitals are an elite group of hospitals from across the country” said Nancy Cooper, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities are to be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. Particularly in these uncertain times, we are honored to share this list of top-ranked facilities with Newsweek’s readership.”
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital has also been recognized with a safety A grade by Leapfrog’s 2020 Hospital Safety Grades. The award recognizes the hospital as one of the safest in the nation, having now achieved 16 consecutive safety A grades.