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

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

GREENSBURG, PA, February 24, 2021 … The Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital remains ranked among the nation’s best, and the only one in southwestern Pennsylvania featured in the Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 edition of Newsweek, which publishes the honor roll annually.

Excela Health is one of 217 hospitals across 36 states on this list which is compiled by the news magazine in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of 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 including low rates of C-section, episiotomy, and early elective deliveries, 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. “

“We are very honored to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year,” said John Sphon, Excela Health Chief Executive Officer. “As with all patients served by our health system, we place the health and safety of mothers and babies in the forefront of all we do. That is only possible because of the outstanding team of physicians, nurses, and support staff who share in creating that quality maternal-child

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. 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.”

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, breastfeeding and safe
sleep, which adds to the overall health and wellness of mothers and their offspring.

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

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