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Excela Health’s Maternity Center Ranked Among Nation’s Best

GREENSBURG, PA, July 23, 2020 … The Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital is listed among the nation’s best, and one of only two in southwestern Pennsylvania featured in the Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 edition of Newsweek, which publishes the honor roll annually during July.

Excela Health is one of 231 hospitals across 36 states in this list which is
compiled by the news magazine in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, a national
a nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of the U.S.
healthcare facilities. To be considered for the list, hospitals had to demonstrate
adherence to a variety of standards for excellence in maternity care and follow
important protocols to protect mothers and babies.

Though these are standards-aligned with medical research and best practices,
not all hospitals achieve them. Newsweek's Best Maternity Care Hospitals are an elite
group of hospitals demonstrating the highest performance in the United States.

“This recognition further validates the quality of care delivered by all of our
physicians, nurses, and support staff on behalf of the maternal-child experience at
Excela Health,” said Excela Health obstetrician Randi Turkewitz, MD, FACOG, speaking on behalf of her colleagues within the OB-GYN practice, “I am so proud of our department for always looking for ways to improve outcomes and reach meaningful quality metrics that improve the lives of our patients.”

Annually, Excela Health’s Family Additions Maternity Center welcomes 1,250
newborns. The Center comprises 10 private labor-delivery-recovery (LDR) suites as
well as a Special Care Level II Intensive Care Nursery. The Center is also recognized
within the state of Pennsylvania among another select group of birthing centers for
achieving other quality metrics related to newborn inoculation and breastfeeding, which add to the overall health and wellness of mothers and their offspring.

“This latest acknowledgment is another reflection of the quality of care available
in Westmoreland County from Excela Health,” noted John Sphon, Excela Health Chief Executive Officer. “Expectant mothers and their families can be assured that they are in expert hands throughout their pregnancy and beyond, as our clinicians provide the most up-to-date evidence-based care.”

The complete list, as well as the criteria for inclusion, is available at

To learn more about Excela Health’s Family Additions Maternity Center, visit and search maternity

About Excela Health:

Excela Health, a 578-bed, tertiary-based health System in Westmoreland County, PA includes three hospitals – Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Excela Latrobe Hospital, and Excela Frick Hospital – and serves more than 23,000 inpatients, 700,000 outpatients, and 100,000 emergency visits annually. With more than 700 physicians and allied health professionals and 4,800 employees, Excela is a regional leader in clinical areas such as Cardiovascular Disease, Orthopedics, and Emergency Medicine.

The System has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and achieved
Magnet Recognition®, the highest honor for nursing professionalism and
superior patient care given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. To
learn more, visit

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