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Published on August 06, 2020

Alamance Regional Medical Center Makes List of Top Places for Childbirth 

Only 231 hospitals make Newsweek magazine’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 list.  


Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center has been named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 list. The magazine partnered with Leapfrog to put together the list. Leapfrog is a nationally recognized organization that tracks safety and quality among the nation’s hospitals.  

"We are right there with every one of our patients to make this experience as personal and perfect as we can,’ says Jessica Brown, director, Women’s and Children’s Center at Alamance Regional. ’But we also work very hard on making sure that every mom and every baby receives the safest care using the latest research. This recognition shows we are making a difference." 

Among the factors Newsweek and Leapfrog looked at were: 

  • Low early delivery rates - Babies and moms general do best with pregnancies that last 39 weeks.  

  • Few C-sections - The surgery results in longer recoveries and potential problems in future pregnancies. 

  • Low rate of episiotomy - This reduces the risk of numerous complications.  

  • Bilirubin screening - Proper screening reduces the chance of numerous disabilities in the baby. 

  • DVT prophylaxis - This reduces the chance of a blood clot in women who need a C-section.    

More than 1,200 women a year trust Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Alamance Regional for the birth of their baby.  

The full list of recipients are in the July 24 edition of Newsweek, available online and at newsstands nationwide.