U.S. News & World Report Names Rockledge Regional Medical Center Among Best Hospitals 2023-2024 as High Performing for Maternity Care
Rockledge, FL –December 12, 2023 – Rockledge Regional Medical Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for Maternity Care. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
“We are honored to receive this distinction,” said Jamie Burrows DO, FACOG, OBGYN Department Chair. “Our team works incredibly hard to provide high-quality healthcare to our community and we are proud to be recognized for that hard work.”
U.S. News evaluated hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication for analysis; 680 hospitals, an all-time high, participated in this year’s U.S. News survey.
“Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Jennifer Winston, health data scientist at U.S. News. “These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower, and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals that participated in the survey. Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics for free at health.usnews.com to help them choose where to have their baby.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.
About Rockledge Regional Medical Center
Rockledge Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, is a nationally recognized facility located on the Space Coast of Florida, offering the highest quality health care with compassion and respect. We are accredited by the Joint Commission, earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” Fall 2023 for patient safety, recognized by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Stroke Center, Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award, recognized by the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Silver Award for the Care of STEMI patients, recognized by American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U. S. News & World Report, and a 2023 Birnbaum Quality Leadership Top Performer by Vizient. We provide state-of-the-art technology, comprehensive emergency services, and award winning cardiac and maternity care. We are a full acute care hospital that includes a network of affiliates providing rehabilitation services, wound care, laboratory services and pain management. Rockledge Regional Medical Center is located at 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge, FL 32955. For more information, please call 321-636-2211 or visit RockledgeRegional.org.
About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
For more information, visit www.steward.org.
About U.S. News & World Report
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