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  • Apr 01, 2021

CHA Cambridge Hospital Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

CHA Cambridge Hospital is one of eight Massachusetts hospitals that made the list and one of only two in the Boston area.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – CHA Cambridge Hospital, part of community health system Cambridge Health Alliance, 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. Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. healthcare facilities, to highlight the Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021.

CHA Cambridge Hospital is one of eight Massachusetts hospitals that made the list and one of only two in the Boston area. 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.

"This recognition is truly a testament to the incredible efforts of our entire OB/GYN team, especially given the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Assaad Sayah, MD. "Thank you to all of the nurses, obstetrical and neonatal care providers and staff members who provide a safe and welcoming birth experience for our patients and their families."

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.”

CHA Cambridge Hospital was one of fewer than 225 to receive the prestigious accolade. The full list of recipients appears in Newsweek online and at newsstands nationwide.

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