One of just two in Wisconsin named to Newsweek magazine list
Bellin Hospital has been named to Newsweek magazine’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 list, making it one of just two hospitals in Wisconsin to earn the designation.
Newsweek worked with The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety, to compile the list. The designation is based on standards of excellence in maternity care, including achieving low rates of C-section, episiotomy and early elective deliveries, and following crucial protocols to protect mothers and babies.
“Keeping moms safe and bringing healthy babies into the world is the No. 1 job of our Maternity department, and every member of that team brings their ‘A’ game to work each day to make it happen,” said Bellin Health President and CEO Chris Woleske. “This means not only strict adherence to safety protocols and standards of care and professionalism, but also the human side of what we do — working to serve families’ needs during this beautiful and incredibly important turning point in their lives.”
Bellin’s Maternity services are set to undergo an exciting change as current hospital construction paves the way for an expanded Maternity department and new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Health system officials look forward to sharing additional details with the public as that project proceeds. In the meantime, Bellin’s Maternity team will keep working hard each day, using best practices and the latest standards of care day to benefit moms, babies and families.
“Though these are standards aligned with medical research and best practices, not all hospitals achieve them,” the Newsweek announcement notes. “The facilities cited by Newsweek as Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 are an elite group demonstrating excellence in Maternity care.”
Click here to view the Newsweek announcement and full Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 list.