Ascension Via Christi Manhattan makes list for Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 1:15 PM CST
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan has been named one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan says on Tuesday, Dec. 6, that it made the U.S. News and World Report’s newly released list of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care - one of only two in the Sunflower State to do so.

The hospital noted that Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita was the other hospital to earn the recognition.

Ascension said the two Kansas hospitals were among the honorees when the inaugural analysis of the nation’s best places to go for maternity care was published. At that time, they were the only hospitals in Kansas - outside of the KC metro area - to make the list.

Ascension noted that the latest recognition comes on the heels of its “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade placement for Spring 2022. It said this is a national distinction that recognizes hospitals’ achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error.

“I speak on behalf of our leaders, associates and board when I say that we are incredibly proud of our Birth and Women’s Center care team,” said Bob Copple, President of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. “Receiving this recognition again is truly a testament to the professionalism, dedication to safe patient care and the skills of our nurses, techs, medical staff and associates in our support staff.”

Of the about 2,700 U.S. hospitals that provide maternity services, Ascension said only 297 were recognized as high performing.

To achieve recognition, Ascension noted that hospitals are expected to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families - low rates of scheduled early deliveries, C-sections in lower-risk pregnancies, and unexpected newborn complications and high rates of women having the option of vaginal birth after a Cesarean and exclusive breast milk feeding.

“I appreciate every single one of our associates and medical staff and am thankful for the collaboration and teamwork that led us to achieve such impactful recognitions this year,” said Copple.

For more information about Labor and Delivery at Ascension Via Christi, click HERE.