Rush Copley Receives Highest Rating for Maternity Care

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Rush Copley in Best Hospitals for Maternity list

Awards, Rankings and Recognitions January 12, 2022
U.S. News High Performing Hospital for Maternity

Rush Copley has been recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity, and this is the highest rating U.S. News awards for that type of care.

To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals excelled on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, C-sections, whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy, and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned the High Performing rating.

“It is a privilege to care for families who choose Rush Copley,” said John Diederich, president and CEO of Rush Copley Medical Center. “This recognition reflects the high quality, compassionate care our team provides to patients.”

Rush Copley's Family Birth Center offers labor and delivery, post-delivery and baby care, and the only alternative birthing suite in the Fox Valley for those looking for a more natural labor and delivery. The level III NICU provides the highest level of care. If extra care is needed, the NICU and its expert providers are nearby when seconds matter most.

“All families deserve to be informed on how hospitals perform on key indicators of quality, which is why U.S. News 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. “The hospitals we’ve recognized as High Performing meet a high standard in caring for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.”

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

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