MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach was recognized by US News & World Report as “High Performing” in maternity care – the highest rating the news magazine gave for this type of care.
This was the first evaluation of the publication on obstetrics.
“We are in a unique position to provide the highest level of care for mother and baby (Level IV for maternity and neonatal intensive care),” said Graham Tse, Miller’s chief medical officer, in a press release regarding the neonatal intensive care unit. “Miller Children’s & Women’s has pediatricians, maternal fetal specialists, and neonatologists on-site around the clock.
“We also have the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the area,” he added, “complete with a Small Baby Center and an ultra-low birth weight program that can accommodate newborns weighing less than 1,500 grams (less than three pounds) or less 32 weeks cared for pregnancy. “
Ronald Chavez and Jannine Almeyda can confirm this.
Their baby, Juelz, was born on July 30th and weighed only 1 pound. Almeyda was in labor at another hospital in the area – but medical staff there recommended that she and the baby be transported to Long Beach.
“When we got here, we knew we were in the right place to get the best care,” Almeyda said recently while in the neonatal intensive care unit. “The nursing staff gave us the strength and confidence that we needed on this challenging path.”
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital was also ranked 46th nationwide in pediatric pulmonology and pulmonary surgery when the US News & World Report published its survey of children’s hospitals in June. The news magazine rated the Long Beach facility as the ninth best children’s hospital in California, on par with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Los Angeles Children’s Hospital was rated the best in California – and was in the top 5 nationwide.
The pregnancy care ranking published last week is based on data from 2019.
“All families deserve to be informed about how hospitals are doing on key quality indicators. As a result, US News has compiled and published a variety of maternal health data from hospitals across the country, “said Ben Harder, editor-in-chief and head of health analysis for US News & World Report, said in a statement. “The hospitals recognized by us as high performing meet a high standard in the care of patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.”
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