Intermountain Healthcare hospitals ranked highly for maternity care in new report – KSL NewsRadio

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.” Seven of the top 300 hospitals are Intermountain Healthcare Hospitals in Utah. 
After evaluating different factors, U.S. News compiled the list. Evaluations included how well hospitals attend to childbirth. Data included  C-section rates, newborn complication rates, breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and VBAC rates and episiotomy rates.
U.S. News & World Report also said it observed how well hospitals meet new federal criteria for “birthing-friendly” practices.
Additionally, if hospitals tracked and reported their outcomes for patients of different races and ethnicities they were ranked higher. 
“Having so many of our hospitals on this list demonstrates the important work that we’re doing across our health system to provide the highest-quality maternity care for mothers in our communities, regardless of where they live,” said Sean Esplin, MD, senior medical director for women’s health at Intermountain Healthcare in a press release. 
Intermountain Healthcare said it provides a personalized patient experience. For maternity care, Intermountain said it aims to make mothers comfortable during all moments of maternity care including labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum.  
Intermountain hospitals on this year’s list include:
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