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  • Marian Regional Medical Center Named Nation’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek

    SANTA MARIA, July 17, 2020 – Newsweek today announced the 233 hospitals nationwide that received the prestigious Best Maternity Hospitals 2020, and the list included Marian Regional Medical Center. The hospital is among only 46 in California to be recognized. The distinction identifies 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.

    “Marian Regional Medical Center’s Maternal and Newborn Center is Santa Maria’s premiere birthing center, and we are proud to be recognized among the best in the nation for maternity care,” says Elaine Yin, MD, Medical Director, Perinatal Services, Marian Regional Medical Center. “We are committed to providing the highest level of quality and excellence for expectant mothers and their babies, and this award is indicative of our standards.”

    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.

    “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.”

    Marian Regional Medical Center’s Maternal and Newborn Center offers the support of an entire team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and NICU staff with experience and expertise, ready to manage any situation that may arise. 

    The modern delivery rooms are equipped with the latest technology needed to support any birth along with the amenities to help make your stay comfortable. 
    Marian’s 21-bed NICU offers board-certified neonatologists and staff are highly-trained to care for critically-ill or premature babies.