DANVILLE, Pa. – Three Geisinger hospitals received designation from U.S. News & World Report as Best Hospitals for Maternity Services for 2022-23. Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley all received the designation of High Performing in Adult Maternity Care (uncomplicated pregnancy).
“Having three of our hospitals receive this recognition in maternity care is a tribute to our dedicated staff of physicians and caregivers who work to make better health easier for the families they serve,” said Sandra Culbertson, M.D., chair of the Geisinger Women & Children’s Institute. “Our maternity teams are committed to delivering the highest quality maternity care every day, and we look forward to continuing to provide this excellent care.”
To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity Services, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics, including unexpected complication rates in term newborns, rates of C-sections, whether vaginal births are routinely available after C-sections at the hospital, whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy and how successful each hospital was in supporting breastfeeding.
This is the second consecutive designation for Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, which received the high performing recognition from U.S. News & World Report in 2021-22. The recognition is a first for both Geisinger Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger Wyoming Valley.
“I’m so proud of our team on the maternity unit here at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital for this accomplishment,” said Stacey Osborne, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital vice president and chief nursing officer. “They’re taking excellent care of the moms and babies of our community.”
U.S. News & World Report features participating hospital profiles as a one-stop shop and includes a variety of relevant offerings for parents-to-be, including key measures of safety, alongside services and amenities like private rooms, valet parking and availability of childbirth classes.
The evaluation looks at hospital data relating to only uncomplicated pregnancies, not high-risk pregnancies. Participating hospitals responded to a survey from the U.S. News health analysis team in spring of 2021, which reflects data from 2019. Participation was voluntary. We anticipate updating Best Hospitals for Maternity in summer of 2022, to coincide with the release of the 2022–23 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions ratings.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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