St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart is one of only three hospitals in Indiana to be recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report.
“The Family Birthing Center of St. Mary Medical Center provides exceptional prenatal, labor and delivery and postnatal care for hundreds of families in our communities each year,” said Janice Ryba, CEO.
To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, 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 the “High Performing” rating.
“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.”
St. Mary Medical Center’s “High Performing” maternity care rating is the highest rating U.S. News awards for that type of care.
“This designation is reflective of our commitment to following best practices that provide a healthy start in life for babies and supportive care and education for moms,” Ryba said. “We commend the leadership and staff of our Family Birthing Center, our caregivers and lactation consultants for this important achievement.”
For more information about the Family Birthing Center at St. Mary Medical Center, and about maternal care at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, visit COMHS.org/baby. For a free physician referral, call 219-836-3477.