Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Named Best Maternity Hospital 2021 by Newsweek in Partnership With The Leapfrog Group
Newsweek, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, named Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) a 2021 Best Maternity Hospital in the U.S. The ranking includes 217 hospitals across 36 states. To be considered for the list, hospitals had to demonstrate that they meet Leapfrog’s standards for the following measures:
- Early elective delivery
- Nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) cesarean sections
- Newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge
- Appropriate deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in women undergoing cesarean delivery
"Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is honored to be named one of the Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group for the second year in a row," stated Andy Guz, CEO, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. "It is very important to maintain the highest standards of care, especially for expecting mothers in our Women’s Center."
"It is with great honor and pride that Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has achieved the 2021 Best Maternity Hospital Award," added Johanna Pumphrey, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Director of the Women’s Center. "Patient safety and quality of care are the key elements to this recognition. Evidence-based practice, working together as a strong team toward exceeding the national benchmarks in quality and patient safety is our commitment to our patients and families each and every day."