Sumner Regional Medical Center has been named to Newsweek's 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek's Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020.

"We are so incredibly proud of our Sumner Regional Medical Center Women's Services care team," said Isabelle Garibaldi, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer at Sumner Regional Medical Center. "Recognition by The Leapfrog Group as a Best Maternity Hospital of 2021 is an earned designation which highlights our ongoing commitment to provide safe, high-quality obstetrical care in our community.  We are delighted to have been chosen for this honor."

"Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals nationwide" said Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief of Newsweek. "These facilities should be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As families continue to cope with the effects on the pandemic, this information can support Newsweek's readership in planning for one of life's most precious moments."

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group's rigorous standards for maternity care excellence. This includes achieving lower rates of C-Sections (NTSV), early elective delivery, and episiotomy, as well as assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

See the full list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals in 2021 here.

About Sumner Regional Medical Center
Sumner Regional Medical Center is a progressive 167-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tennessee.  It is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System and offers a wide range of services including emergency, diagnostic, surgical, women's, pediatric and rehabilitative services.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and features an accredited Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center, Level III Trauma Center and an accredited Cancer Center.  For more information about Sumner Regional Medical Center, visit MySumnerMedical.com.