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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek August 19, 2020

San Marcos, TX — CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos (formerly Central Texas Medical Center) was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.

“We’re very proud to receive this national recognition. It reflects the quality, compassion and advanced level of care our Labor and Delivery team provides to our patients each and every day,” said Thomas McKinney, President of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos.

“This recognition acknowledges that CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos will continue to be a critical part of so many families’ journeys. We remain committed to going above and beyond to care for our community’s mothers and their children.”

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, NTSV 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.

Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals from across the country” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities stand out for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. Particularly in these uncertain times, we are honored to share this list of top-ranked facilities with Newsweek’s readership.”

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos was one of fewer than 250 to receive the prestigious accolade. The full list of recipients appeared in the July 24 edition of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands nationwide.