McLaren Bay Region Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

McLaren Bay Region was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.

McLaren Bay Region was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020.

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“McLaren Bay Region is honored to be the only hospital in the Great Lakes Bay Region to achieve this designation, and we are proud to accomplish it for two consecutive years,” said Lori Skrzysinski, RN, BSN, MSN, Patient Care Services Manager of McLaren Bay Region’s Family BirthPlace. “This recognition highlights the excellent maternity care provided at the McLaren Bay Region Family BirthPlace and the commitment to consistent improvements to achieve the best quality outcomes for our most precious patients.”

“Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals nationwide” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities should be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As families continue to cope with the effects on the pandemic, this information can support Newsweek’s readership in planning for one of life’s most precious moments.”

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s rigorous standards for maternity care excellence. This includes achieving lower rates of C-Sections (NTSV), early elective delivery, and episiotomy, as well as assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

McLaren Bay Region was one of fewer than 225 to receive the prestigious accolade nationally, and one of only six in the state of Michigan. The full list of recipients will appear in Newsweek online and at newsstands nationwide.

About McLaren Bay Region

McLaren Bay Region is a 415-bed acute care hospital providing primary, specialty, and preventive care located in Bay City, Michigan. Services include cardiovascular, neuroscience, women’s health, orthopedics, oncology, and rehabilitation. The emergency department treats more than 45,000 patients per year. McLaren Bay Region is part of the McLaren Health Care system.