The U.S. News & World Report named Kettering Medical Center and Soin Medical Center High Performing in maternity care for 2021-22. This is the highest rating U.S. News awards for this type of care and the first time for such rating for maternity.
The High Performing rating for maternity care considers factors such as
- Excelling on multiple quality metrics such as complication rates
- Whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy
- How successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding
“We are honored to receive this new recognition from U.S. News & World Report, as it reinforces our commitment to provide the best maternity care for expectant mothers and their babies,” said Miriam Cartmell, network executive director of Kettering Health Women’s and Children’s Services. “Having two of our hospitals being named High Performing is a direct result of the high-quality care our maternity teams provide patients.”
The evaluation also looks at hospital data relating to only uncomplicated pregnancies, not high-risk pregnancies. Participating hospitals then responded to a survey from the U.S. News health, which reflects data from 2019.
“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.”
Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned a High Performing rating.