Bailey Medical Center named among best maternity hospitals in 2021
The Vandiver family had an unexpected Valentine’s Day present when their son, Jase, was born on Feb. 14, eight days prior to his due date. It was the care they received from the labor and delivery staff at Bailey Medical Center that made their early blessing all the more enjoyable.
“There was never a wait for anything,” said Kaylee, Jase’s mother. “Then on my birthday (Feb. 15), they came in at midnight to tell me happy birthday with a cupcake. The nurses who helped deliver Jase made me a card, got flowers and made me a candy bouquet with tongue depressors and lab tubes. The nurses at Bailey are amazing!”
The Bailey labor and delivery team is held in high regard by the Collinsville family and on a national scale, as well. Bailey recently was recognized by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group in the organizations’ Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 report.
Bailey was one of just four facilities in Oklahoma to make the list by the nonprofit that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities.
“We are ecstatic to receive such a high honor and it is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Bailey OB Manager Angie Carlile. “Here at Bailey, we treat our patients like family. We know the patient is someone's wife, daughter, sister and soon-to-be someone's mother. We provide the highest quality of care that we would want for one of our own.”
The list presents 217 entries in 36 states, categorized by region. The facilities that made the list met Leapfrog's high standards for safety and quality of the maternity care they provide, including low rates of early elective deliveries, cesarean sections, episiotomies, newborn bilirubin screenings and appropriate prophylaxes.
• Early elective delivery: Leapfrog's target for all hospitals is 5% or less.
• C-section: Leapfrog's target for all hospitals is 23.9% or less.
• Episiotomy: Leapfrog's target for all hospitals is 5% or less.
• Newborn bilirubin screenings: Leapfrog's target rate is 90% or greater, meaning that at least 90% of babies are screened for jaundice.
• Appropriate prophylaxes: Leapfrog's target rate is 90% or greater, meaning that techniques to prevent blood clots are used for at least 90% of mothers delivering via C-section.
To receive a virtual tour of Bailey Medical Center, visit https://baileymedicalcenter.com/portfolio/labor-delivery.