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Three-Time Honoree, Excela Health Maternity Center Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Exemplary Care

Three-Time Honoree, Excela Health Maternity Center Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Exemplary Care

GREENSBURG, PA, May 23, 2022 … For the third consecutive year, the Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital is featured in “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals” produced by Newsweek, which publishes the honor roll annually.

Excela Health is one of 350 hospitals across 42 states and the District of Columbia on the 2022 list which was compiled by the news magazine in partnership with Statista, Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. The evaluation was based on three data sources: a nationwide online survey in which hospital managers and maternity healthcare providers were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals; medical key performance indicator data relevant to maternity care; and patient satisfaction data.

“We are very honored to be recognized repeatedly for delivering the highest quality clinical care to mothers and babies,” said John Sphon, Excela Health Chief Executive Officer. “This particular recognition is also significant because it takes into account the total patient experience. Patient satisfaction is an important indicator of how well we understand and meet the needs of those in our care. That is only possible because of the outstanding team of physicians, nurses and support staff who share in creating that quality maternal-child experience.”

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 add 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 maternity.

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