For Immediate Release:
Contact: Olivia German, Community Relations Coordinator | (815) 431-5498
(Ottawa, Ill. | July 22, 2020) -- OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center has been named to Newsweek magazine’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.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Dawn Trompeter, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. “It’s a tremendous reflection of the hardworking and dedicated providers and Mission Partners who serve in our Family Birth Center. We are grateful for the recognition and look forward to continuing to provide the greatest care and love for our patients.”
OSF Saint Elizabeth was one of fewer than 250 to receive the prestigious recognition. The full list of recipients will appear in the July 24 edition of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands across the country.
“Our Family Birth Center is honored to be recognized for the excellent quality care that we provide to our maternal and newborn patients in our community,” said Annabel Tomas, BSN, RNC-OB, director of the OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Family Birth Center. “This recognition is a reflection of our dedicated nurses and physicians in their continuous efforts to achieve these standards of excellence.”
Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics established by Leapfrog’s national expert panel. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) C-section (which identifies the proportion of live babies born at or beyond 37 weeks gestation to women in their first pregnancy), 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.
About OSF HealthCare:
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs more than 23,600 Mission Partners (employees) in 147 locations, including 14 hospitals – 10 acute care, four critical access – and two colleges of nursing. Its physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers.