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Birth Center Receives High Performing Rank from U.S. News & World Report

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The Birth Center at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital has been ranked as high performing in maternity care by the U.S. News & World Report in the first year of submitting an application.

The High Performing rating indicates results that are well above average on a range of objective quality measures, such as rates of unexpected complications, C-sections, and exclusive breast milk feeding.

“It’s great to see our birth center recognized for the high quality and safe care they provide. We have a wonderful team that strives to deliver patient centered care,” said Hallie Johnson, Senior Director of Women and Newborn Health.

St. Cloud Hospital was also designated as a Maternity Care Access Hospital, a new designation by U.S. News & World Report that recognizes hospitals providing quality care to areas of the United States that, if not for that hospital, would be maternity deserts.

Of the record 680 hospitals that submitted maternity data to U.S. News this year, only 311 earned a High Performing rating and only 42 earned both awards.

In August, U.S. News & World Report rated St. Cloud Hospital as high performing in cardiology, pulmonology and urology and in treating these conditions and procedures: leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart attacks, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, heart failure, TAVR, diabetes, colon cancer surgery, back surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and prostate surgery.