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Foothills Hospital named to U.S. News & World ‘Best Hospitals for Maternity Care’

Foothills Hospital named to U.S. News & World ‘Best Hospitals for Maternity Care’

Boulder Community Health–Foothills Hospital was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Colorado’s Best Hospitals for Maternity. The inaugural ranking includes 14 Colorado hospitals considered High Performing, with Foothills Hospital Maternity Care ranking No. 5 statewide.

This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has published the Best Hospitals for Maternity list. To be recognized, hospitals had to excel on five quality metrics that matter to expectant families: scheduled early deliveries, C-section rates in low-risk women, newborn complications, rate of exclusive breast milk feeding and option for vaginal births after cesarean. The hospitals recognized as High Performing met a high standard in caring for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.

“All families deserve to be informed on how hospitals perform on key indicators of quality, which is why U.S. News & World Report has compiled and published a trove of maternal health data from hospitals across the country,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “Hospitals that performed well had fewer newborn complications, fewer early deliveries and fewer C-sections compared to other hospitals across the nation,” said Harder.

Of approximately 2,700 U.S. hospitals that offer maternity services, 237, or less than 9%, earned recognition among the Best Hospitals for Maternity.

“We are very proud to have Foothills Hospital’s maternity team recognized for the extraordinary care they provide every day. Their dedication ensures expectant families get the best treatment while minimizing complications,” said BCH’s Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Jackie Attlesey-Pries.

The U.S. News & World Report evaluation reviewed hospital data relating to only uncomplicated pregnancies, not high-risk pregnancies. Participating hospitals responded to a survey from the U.S. News & World Report health analysis team in spring of 2021, which reflected data from 2019. Participation was voluntary.