Cartersville, GA – Cartersville Medical Center was named last week 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, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.

“We are exceptionally proud of this national recognition of our excellent Mother/Baby Care services,” said Chris Mosley, CEO, Cartersville Medical Center. “Our physicians, midwives, perinatal nurses and techs provide incredible, personalized care while meeting and exceeding quality standards, resulting in healthier babies. It’ss a tremendous honor to be one of only eight facilities in Georgia named to Newsweek’s 2020 List of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.”

Best Maternity Care Hospitals are an elite group of hospitals from across the country,” said Nancy Cooper, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities are to be commended 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. The tough standards have been established by Leapfrog’s national expert panel. 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.

Cartersville Medical Center is one of fewer than 250 hospitals nationwide, one of only eight hospitals in Georgia and the only hospital in the Northwest Georgia region to receive the prestigious accolade. The full list of recipients will appear in the July 24 edition of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands nationwide.