To be eligible for this list, hospitals had to carry an "A" or "B" letter grade on the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment and meet criteria in six areas specific to maternity care.
The areas assessed were:
- Early elective deliveries
- Cesarean birth
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis
- Bilirubin screening
- High-risk deliveries
"No two pregnancies are the same, and we are proud of how our Birth Center team helps moms and families through the process of labor and delivery," says Rebecca Scarseth, D.O., department chair for OB-GYN in La Crosse. "But we think Leapfrog and Money describe it best: the hospitals on the list deliver the best care a hospital can offer a new life.'"
Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse also has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital for Maternity Care."
Operating since 2000, the Leapfrog Group is one of many ranking groups that recognize Mayo Clinic Health System as a top choice for patients. Money was founded in 1972 as a print magazine that helped everyday people learn personal finance strategies. Today, it is an online resource with a mission to guide people to financial victories through up-to-date information, education and tools.
"We know that delivering babies is a special time for every family," adds Dr. Scarseth. "Our goal is to provide each patient with the resources they need to feel confident and secure throughout their pregnancy, delivery and after. Whether a first-time or repeat mom, our maternity program offers continued care from the health care professional's office to the delivery room."
This recognition adds to the growing list of accomplishments Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse staff have received in recent years.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) five-star quality rating
- Leapfrog Grade A for safety
- Healthgrades "America’s 250 Best Hospitals"
- Newsweek "Best Hospitals in the United States"
- High performing in five medical conditions and specialties by U.S. News & World Report
"This recognition is another testament to the hard work, devotion, expertise and teamwork our entire staff at Mayo Clinic Health System demonstrates each day," states Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System's Southwest Wisconsin region. "We can’t thank them enough for their tireless efforts and dedication to our patients."
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Press ContactRick Thiesse