Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital Included in Money Magazine and The Leapfrog Group’s 2022 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care List

December 14, 2022

Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital is one of four Prisma Health facilities included in Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group’s 2022 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list. Nine hospitals in South Carolina were among the 259 hospitals selected nationally. The other Prisma Hospitals included are Prisma Health Baptist, Baptist Parkridge, and Tuomey hospitals.

The list is based on maternity care data submitted for the annual 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. 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 were also required to meet criteria specific to providing maternity care, including achieving national standards related to:

  • Early elective deliveries,
  • Cesarean birth,
  • Episiotomy,
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis) prophylaxis,
  • Bilirubin screening,
  • High-risk deliveries (applies only to hospitals electively admitting high-risk deliveries)

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for delivering top quality maternity care right here in Laurens County.  The team at Prisma Health – Laurens County Hospital continues its relentless pursuit of perfection journey to ensure the community has great care close to home.  We have seen tremendous efforts and pride in striving to achieve perfection,” said Justin Benfield, Chief Executive Officer, Prisma Health – Laurens County Hospital. “While the journey is never complete as we can always improve, the team’s recognition has placed them in the TOP 4th percentile in the nation.  That is a major accomplishment for this team and I am very proud of this team’s dedication and passion to inspire health, serve with compassion and be the difference.”