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Members of the MMC mother/baby team gather at the TeamBirth NJ launch in September.
Long Branch, NJ, December 7, 2022 – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has recognized Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) among the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, which identifies hospitals that provide high-quality maternity care for uncomplicated pregnancies.
The hospital joins three other RWJBarnabas Health facilities — Clara Maass Medical Center, Community Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset —designated as High Performing in maternity care.
The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. The Best Hospitals for Maternity Care evaluation looks at hospital data relating to only uncomplicated pregnancies – not high-risk pregnancies – and at five different factors: scheduled early deliveries, C-section rates in low-risk women, newborn complications, rate of exclusive breast milk feeding and option for vaginal births after cesarean.
Further illustrating MMC’s ongoing commitment to women’s health and maternity care, the U.S. News & World Report recognition comes on the heels of several other recent distinctions for excellence in maternity care. Most recently, Money and The Leapfrog Group named MMC to its list of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care in October, joining sister hospitals Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset among just 259 U.S. hospitals to receive the award.
Previously, MMC received the 2022 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award and Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. For seven consecutive years, the hospital has received these two HealthGrade distinctions, ranking among the top 5% of hospitals evaluated for both obstetrics and gynecology, and for labor and delivery. MMC also was a Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery, a distinction that on average results in a 45.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication in the hospital than if the patient were treated at One-Star hospital.
In September, the excellence of MMC’s maternity care was once again in the spotlight when the hospital was chosen as one of three New Jersey hospitals (along with sister hospital Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center) to launch the TeamBirth NJ initiative. This evidence based, national model for better provider and patient communication is designed to enhance birthing experiences and improve outcomes for people giving birth and their babies. Most recently, MMC was chosen by the readers of the Asbury Park Press in their annual “Best of the Best” survey as the best hospital in Monmouth County for maternity/childbirth care.
More than 6,000 babies are born at Monmouth Medical Center annually, more than any other regional facility. Monmouth Medical Center has been a Level III Regional Perinatal Center since the designation was initiated more than 40 years ago, and has built one of the safest obstetrical and gynecologic services in the nation.
“The recognitions of the excellence of our maternity care are representative of our deep commitment to providing superior care to women of all ages through a comprehensive range of women’s health services,” said President and CEO Eric Carney. “These distinctions would not be possible without the clinical excellence and compassion of our dedicated staff and clinicians that continually prioritize patient outcomes, safety and care for every patient we serve.”
For the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list, visit money.com.
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