For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized once again as high performing in maternity care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report.
This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for maternity care.
These four Atlantic Health System hospitals earned a high performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates. The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care.
“We are honored to achieve this national recognition at all four of our maternity centers for the second year in a row,” said Doug Arbittier, MD, MBA, Vice President, Service Lines, Atlantic Health System. “This is truly a remarkable recognition of our team’s commitment to providing high-quality care and support to moms and babies in a safe and family-friendly environment.”
U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide high-quality labor & delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for maternity care. Fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.
“When expectant parents are considering their options for welcoming a baby to the world, the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in delivering babies for uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures.