Mercy Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

February 24, 2021
Mercy Regional Medical Center named Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals

Mercy Regional Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020.

Our sister facilities Castle Rock Adventist HospitalAvista Adventist HospitalLittleton Adventist Hospital Longmont United Hospital, and St. Francis Medical Hospital also received this national recognition.

“Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals nationwide,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities should be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As families continue to cope with the effects on the pandemic, this information can support Newsweek’s readership in planning for one of life’s most precious moments.”

Mercy’s Family Birth Center provides many services to our communities including labor and delivery, postpartum care, well newborn nursery care, and a Neotatal Intermediate Unit. The Family Birth Center features a state-of-the-art centralized fetal monitoring system and a secure, limited-access nursery. In addition to its 12 spacious, private birthing rooms, the Family Birth Center features two Cesarean section recovery rooms, a tranquil water birth suite, a nursery and an operating room.

“Our care team is what makes us great! We care for a diverse population of low to high risk patients and strive to individualize care to every family,” said Jennifer Cioppa, BSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Nurse Manager of Mercy’s Family Birth Center. “We're currently working to increase our NICU skills to safely care for higher acuity moms and babies in the community.”

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s rigorous standards for maternity care excellence. This includes achieving lower rates of C-Sections (NTSV), early elective delivery, and episiotomy, as well as assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

Mercy was one of fewer than 225 to receive the prestigious accolade. View a full list of recipients.