February 21, 2024
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U.S. Information & World Report has named Palomar Well being’s Escondido campus as a 2024 Excessive Performing Hospital for Maternity Care.

Finest Hospitals for Maternity Care is an annual analysis designed to help expectant dad and mom, in session with their prenatal care workforce, in making knowledgeable choices about the place to obtain care that finest meets their wants.  

Palomar Medical Middle Escondido’s efficiency was measured based mostly on elements similar to new child complication charges, C-section charges in lower-risk pregnancies, unique breast milk feeding charges, early elective supply charges, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities.

Diane Hansen, president and CEO of Palomar Well being, known as the designation “a proud second for us,” including that “it displays the dedication of our total Palomar Well being workforce.”

U.S. Information evaluated hospitals throughout the nation that present labor and supply companies and submitted detailed information to the publication; 680 hospitals, an all-time excessive, participated on this 12 months’s U.S. Information survey.

Fewer than half – 46% – of all hospitals that provide maternity care and took part within the survey earned the “Excessive Performing” label.  

 “Hospitals that obtain a Excessive Performing designation as a part of Finest Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a excessive customary in caring for folks with uncomplicated pregnancies,” mentioned Jennifer Winston, a well being information scientist at U.S. Information. “These hospitals have C-section charges which are 26% decrease, and new child complication charges which are 37% decrease than unrecognized hospitals.” 

Along with the U.S. Information accolade, Palomar Well being has been acknowledged by different organizations for its award-winning care and outcomes, most not too long ago attaining an ‘A’ Hospital Security Grade from the Leapfrog Group for its Escondido and Poway campuses.  

Moreover, Palomar Medical Middle Escondido is among the many 27 hospitals in California to obtain the Surgical Care Surgical Excellence Award in 2023, and one in every of 12 hospitals in California, and two in San Diego County, to be named America’s 50 Finest in Surgical Care.