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Altru the Only Hospital in North Dakota Awarded Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 List

Posted OnMay 11, 2022

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru has been recognized on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced today and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website. 

“Bringing babies into this world is truly a privilege, and we do not take it for granted,” said Collette Lessard, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician-Gynecologist and chair of the OB-GYN Department at Altru. “We care for women with both low and high-risk pregnancies and strive to offer the best, evidence-based obstetric care for them.”  

Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation: 

  • Nationwide online survey: hospital managers and health care professionals with knowledge about maternity processes e.g. Midwives, neonatal and OB/GYNs were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the US 

  • Medical KPIs on hospitals with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care  

  • Results from patient surveys 

“We are proud of the teamwork and commitment to excellence at Altru which enables us to provide the best possible experience for mothers and their new babies,” said Heidi Philpot, MD, Family Medicine Physician at Altru. “It is our privilege to be able to provide obstetrical care for our community.  We strive every day to provide an exceptional patient experience that is focused on high quality, safe and patient-centered care.”   

Newsweek and Statista invited over 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. Only 350 winners were recognized on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 list. 

Altru is proud to be recognized as the only hospital in North Dakota on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022. 

“At Altru, we deeply care about our patients and their families,” Dr. Lessard said. “Our goal everyday is to provide the best experience and safest care for moms and babies alike.”