Saint Peter’s University Hospital Ranked as One of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022

May 11, 2022

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Ranked as One of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022
New Brunswick, N.J. – May 11, 2022 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s Best Maternity Hospitals for 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on May 11 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation:
  1. Nationwide online survey: hospital managers and healthcare professionals with knowledge about maternity processes e.g., OB/GYNs, maternal-fetal medicine physicians, neonatologists, midwives and nurses, were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the U.S.
  2. Medical key performance indicators (KPIs) on hospitals with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care, including cesarean birth, breastfeeding and perinatal care
  3. Results from patient surveys
Newsweek and Statista invited over 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. Only 350 winners were recognized on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 list.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 list,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “This recognition validates the reputation of our highly skilled physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive and compassionate care to expectant mothers and their newborns – in our hospital-based, midwifery-led birth center, our labor-delivery-recovery suites and mother-baby units, and our state-designated Regional Perinatal Center and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for complex and high-risk births.”
“Saint Peter’s is renowned throughout the state for the exceptional level of high-risk maternity and neonatal care we provide and it’s extremely rewarding to know that more women will be aware of our services as a result of this national recognition,” said Carlos W. Benito, MD, maternal-fetal medicine specialist and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. “In addition to caring for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies and infants born prematurely, we care for hundreds of women annually who experience low-risk pregnancies. For women who require a Cesarean birth, our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program leads to faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.”
According to Pam Harmon, DNP, MSN, RNC-NIC, nursing director of Saint Peter’s Women and Children’s Division, “Saint Peter’s point of difference is the compassionate care we deliver on par with medical excellence. Our priority is keeping mother and baby safe while making sure individual needs and preferences are acknowledged. That’s the reason we often see multiple generations choosing to give birth at Saint Peter’s.”

Saint Peter’s delivered more than 5,300 babies in 2021.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. Saint Peter’s is the recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac progressive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.

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