Monmouth Medical Center Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Long Branch, NJ, July 27, 2020 – Monmouth Medical Center has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.

The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.

“This spring, MMC was awarded its 11th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, and we are honored to receive this additional Leapfrog recognition of our quality outcomes for maternity patients,” said Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center. “As a high reliability organization, we understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care and remain committed to the highest quality care and patient safety for mothers and babies.”

Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals from across the country,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities stand out for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. Particularly in these uncertain times, we are honored to share this list of top-ranked facilities with Newsweek’s readership.”

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, NTSV C-section, and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

Monmouth MC is one of fewer than 250 hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious accolade and joins RWJBarnabas Health sister hospital Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in standing among just nine of New Jersey’s 49 birthing centers to earn this distinction. In 2019, MMC was recognized by the Leapfrog Group for fully meeting their quality and safety standards on these key maternity metrics, recognition achieved by just 20 percent of hospitals nationwide.

“Monmouth Medical Center is far and away the first choice of expectant parents in Monmouth and Ocean counties, delivering nearly 6,000 babies annually,” says Robert Graebe, MD, chairman and program director of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “We have built one of the safest obstetrical and gynecologic services in New Jersey, and this latest recognition follows our 2019 inclusion by Leapfrog among 20 percent of hospitals nationwide recognized for fully meeting their quality and safety standards on key maternity quality measures.”

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