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DANVILLE, Pa. – Two Geisinger hospitals were recognized by U.S. News & World Report as 2024 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital earned the highest award, being named a High Performing hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy), while Geisinger Lewistown Hospital earned an inaugural designation as a Maternity Care Access Hospital.

“This is an honor to our labor and delivery teams at Bloomsburg and Lewistown for their hard work to provide the best maternity care to our patients,” 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. We are thankful for this recognition that will most certainly motivate our teams to continue to offer excellent service to our communities.”

For the third consecutive year, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital received the High Performing designation. The annual evaluation is based on objective measures of quality, including C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities and other measures. 

“This type of recognition validates the care that all the nurses and providers strive to give each day. Each member of our care team contributes to the superb care that our patients receive,” said Brenda Albertson, operations manager for nursing at Geisinger Bloomsburg. “The team has so much passion for the care they provide and are getting the recognition they deserve.” 
 
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital was one of only 73 hospitals in the nation to receive the Maternity Care Access Hospital recognition. The designation is based on a number of measures, including geographic isolation, number of obstetric providers per 10,000 births and hospital quality and was given to hospitals that provide vital maternity care in communities that would otherwise be maternity care deserts.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the nonprofit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 126 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses — and Geisinger Health Plan, with more than half a million members in commercial and government plans. Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $15 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country. Learn more at geisinger.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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