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Published on July 24, 2020

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

ABINGTON, PA (July 24, 2020)—Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health was 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.

The “Best Maternity Care Hospitals” listing is part of Newsweek’s “Best Health Care” series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.

“It is a tremendous honor for Abington Hospital to be recognized as one of the best maternity care hospitals in the nation. For more than 100 years, we have built a program of excellence and we remain focused on providing the safest, highest quality care for expectant mothers and their babies,” said Joel I. Sorosky, MD, chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Abington - Jefferson Health.

“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.

Abington Hospital was one of fewer than 250 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.


About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township and seven convenient outpatient facilities located in Blue Bell, Elkins Park, Horsham, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville, Warminster and Willow Grove. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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