July 24, 2020
Newsweek magazine has listed Suburban Medical Center in its Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2020 list. North Suburban was among 231 hospitals nationwide that made the list.
The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
"North Suburban Medical Center provides excellent care for expectant mothers and their babies every day, and we are honored to be named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital," said Vernon Naake, MD, Chief Medical Officer at North Suburban Medical Center. "As an OB/GYN, I have seen firsthand what an exceptional team of colleagues we have here who make safety a priority every day. I am thrilled to know that expectant mothers in our community can be confident about the care they will receive at our hospital."
Hospitals named as a Newsweek Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group's standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. Leapfrog's national expert panel has established the standards. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, C-section, and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.
The Labor and Delivery Unit at North Suburban Medical Center features all private rooms that offer labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care to patients all in the same space, and two operating rooms. North Suburban is also home to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffed by highly trained colleagues to care for ill or premature babies.
In 2018 and 2019, North Suburban Medical Center also attained a 5-Star Healthgrades rating for vaginal deliveries.