Local Hospital’s Maternity Care Recognized Nationally

  BRICK – Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center, formerly Brick Hospital, was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. 

  “Best Maternity Care Hospitals are an elite group of hospitals from across the country,” said Nancy Cooper, editor in chief of Newsweek. “These facilities are to be commended 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.”

  Using data from The Leapfrog Group’s 2019 hospital survey, Newsweek tabulated the top scores to highlight top hospitals’ support for mothers and children. 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.

  “This prestigious recognition demonstrates our commitment to achieving excellence in maternity care at Ocean Medical Center,” said Jason Kreitner, FACHE, chief hospital executive. “Our exceptional obstetrics and gynecological team provides the most comprehensive care to mothers, newborns, and their families in our community.”

  Ocean Medical Center offers obstetrics and gynecology care, and support for mother and baby by a team of certified registered nurses trained in all aspects of childbirth. A Level II Special Care Nursery is available if a higher level of care is needed for infants requiring specialized care by nationally trained neonatologists and neonatal nurses. 

  “Our team is focused on providing unparalleled safety, compassionate care, and the best possible experience to all our patients before, during and after delivery” said Josephine Filardo, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology, Ocean Medical Center. “We continually work together to provide high-quality care to meet the individualized needs of moms during routine or more challenging pregnancies.”  

  “Ocean Medical Center offers the convenience and easy access of a community hospital combined with skilled and expert care, coordinated by a team of top specialists in women’s health services,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, Hackensack Meridian Health regional president, southern market.  “This distinction demonstrates the high-quality and safe care provided by the maternity team.”

  For more information, visit oceanmedicalcenter.com or for a free physician referral, call 800-560-9990.