LLUMC – Murrieta recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

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Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta is named to Newsweek’s “2020 List of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.” Valley News/Courtesy photo

MURRIETA – Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta 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. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.

Dr. Charles Yang, chair of the Department of Obstetrics, said the team is honored to be acknowledged as among the best maternity care hospitals in the country.

“This recognition is an attribution of the talented and dedicated staff who ensure their patients are receiving the best possible care and outcomes every day,” Yang said.

LLUMC – Murrieta was one of fewer than 250 adult hospitals that provide maternity services to receive the prestigious accolade. LLUMC – Murrieta also joins an elite group of hospitals recognized for quality, including Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, which was named a top Children’s Hospital three years in a row by The Leapfrog Group.

LLU Children’s Hospital also met the obstetric requirements for this list; however, only adult hospitals were reported for the recognition.

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. It includes lower rates of early elective delivery, cesarean sections with low-risk, first-time mothers and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures, including newborn bilirubin screening before hospital discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

The full list of recipients appeared in the July 24 edition of Newsweek, which is available online and at newsstands nationwide.

For more information on maternity care services at LLUMC – Murrieta, call 951-290-4000 or visit https://murrieta.lluh.org/services/womens-health/mother-baby.

Submitted by Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta.