Jackson, Michigan - Henry Ford Allegiance Health is one of ten Michigan hospitals included on Newsweek’s annual list of the best maternity hospitals in the U.S.
Partnering with a panel of national experts and the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that serves as a voice for health care consumers, Newsweek compiles a list of hospitals across the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in maternity care.
To be considered, hospitals must meet the Leapfrog Group's standards for excellence, which include measures related to screening newborns, lowering rates of caesarean deliveries and episiotomies, and following medical research and best practices to protect mothers and babies.
“We are delighted to be included on Newsweek’s elite list for maternity care. This is a recognition of our diligent efforts to apply best practices to provide the safest and best overall birthing experience for mothers and babies,” said Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s Clinical Nurse Manager of Women’s and Children’s Services Pamela Suckow. “This information can help Michigan families make informed decisions about this important choice.”
About Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region.
About Henry Ford Health System
Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail.
Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network.
Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving more than $90 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.