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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek August 14, 2020

Tyler, Texas – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler today 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 of our Mother-Baby and Labor-and-Delivery teams who are always working so hard to make sure our maternity care meets the highest standards by providing compassionate, faith-based care to this region for more than 80 years,” said Jason Proctor, President, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler.

“This recognition acknowledges that CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler has been a critical part of so many families’ journeys,” said Paul Fanning, M.D., Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler. “We have a history of going above and beyond to care for our community’s mothers and their children.”

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.”

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.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler 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.