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Altru Named Among Best Maternity Care Hospitals by Newsweek

Posted OnJuly 24, 2020

Altru has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. Newsweek has partnered with The Leapfrog Group to recognize facilities that have provided excellent care to mothers, newborns, and their families. Altru is the only hospital in North Dakota, Minnesota, or South Dakota to earn this recognition.

Verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Altru joins 230 facilities from around the country that have met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care. These standards include low rates of C-section, episiotomy, and early elective delivery, as well as following important protocols in order to protect mothers and their babies.

“We have an outstanding team dedicated to providing safe, high-quality care to our tiniest patients and their mothers in our region,” says Dr. Steven Weiser, President of Altru Health System. “We are honored by this distinction and think of it as a true testament to the hard work and commitment of our Altru team every day.”

Visit for a full list of facilities named Best Maternity Hospitals in 2020 by Newsweek.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks, and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit