Money Magazine, in partnership with the Leapfrog Group, has listed Trinity Health among the nation’s Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. The list is designed to help expecting parents make educated choices when it comes to selecting a hospital that delivers safe, high-value maternity care.
To develop its first-ever Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list, Money teamed up with Leapfrog, a healthcare watchdog group that advocates for informed healthcare decision-making. Kathy Schaefer, director of Trinity’s Women’s and Children’s Services, says the citation by Money and Leapfrog is a well-earned recognition for the exceptional care that Trinity Health physicians, nurses and staff provide every day to women and infants.
“I’m extremely proud of our care teams,” Schaefer said. “They are strong patient care advocates who consistently go above and beyond to provide the latest evidence-based care that meets the highest quality standards before, during and after the birthing experience.”
To be listed among the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, facilities must meet the Leapfrog Group’s evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. They include:
- Lower rates of early elective delivery
- Lower rates of Cesarean birth
- Compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening
- DPT or blood clot prevention techniques
- Higher performance in managing high-risk deliveries
The Best Hospitals for Maternity Care honor is the most recent recognition accorded Trinity’s women’s and children’s services. In 2021, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of North Dakota designated the Trinity Health Family Birth Center a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care for the second consecutive period.