Baptist Hospital and Baptist Parkridge Hospital in Columbia, Laurens County Hospital in Laurens and Tuomey Hospital in Sumter were included in Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group’s Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list. Prisma Health hospitals are four of the nine hospitals recognized in South Carolina. Only 259 were selected nationally.
The list is based on maternity care data submitted for the annual 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. To qualify for the list, hospitals had to receive a B letter grade or higher on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for spring 2022.
“We are honored to have four of our hospitals included in the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care because it showcases the outstanding medical care of our physicians, nurses and team members. Each day our Prisma Health family has the privilege of caring for mothers bringing new life into the world. We are proud of our role in caring for mothers and babies in our communities and will continue to provide the absolute best care possible,” said Dr. Berry Campbell, maternal-fetal medicine specialist and OB/GYN department chair in the Midlands.
To qualify for the list, eligible hospitals were required to carry an A or B letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for spring 2022. Hospitals also were required to meet criteria specific to providing maternity care. Those criteria included achieving national standards related to:
- Early Elective Deliveries
- Cesarean Birth
- DVT (deep vein thrombosis) Prophylaxis
- Bilirubin Screening
- High-Risk Deliveries (only applies to hospitals electively admitting high-risk deliveries)
The 259 hospitals that made the cut are a combination of hospitals providing care for uncomplicated pregnancies, as well as hospitals providing care for high-risk deliveries, such as offering neonatal intensive care units.
About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a private nonprofit health company and the largest healthcare organization in South Carolina. The company has 29,500 team members, 18 acute and specialty hospitals, 2,947 beds, 300 outpatient sites, and more than 5,100 employed and independent clinicians across its clinically integrated inVio Health Network. Along with this innovative network, Prisma Health serves almost 1.5 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Prisma Health’s goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. Learn more at PrismaHealth.org.