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U.S. News & World Report Names Capital Health a High Performing Hospital for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, home to the most complete maternity facility in the Greater Mercer County, New Jersey area, was named among the best in the nation for maternity services, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity list. Capital Health is one of 15 hospitals in New Jersey and the only hospital in the Greater Mercer County area to earn this recognition. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.

Capital Health named one of U.S. New & World Report Best Hospitals for MaternityTo be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, Capital Health’s Maternity Services Program excelled on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, C-sections, whether births are scheduled too early in pregnancy, and how successfully each hospital supports breastfeeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated for maternity care earned ‘High Performing’ status, the highest ranking U.S. News awards for that type of care. 

“All families deserve to be informed on how hospitals perform on key indicators of quality, which is why U.S. News has compiled and published a trove of maternal health data from hospitals across the country,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “The hospitals we’ve recognized as High Performing meet a high standard in caring for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.”
“We’re extremely proud to be the only hospital in the region to earn recognition from U.S. News & World Report for our Maternity Services Program,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “For the outstanding teams at our Josephine Plumeri Birthing Center, it is a validation of their commitment to providing the highest level of care to expectant mothers. More importantly, it assures new and growing families that we’ll get them off to the healthiest and safest start possible.”

The Maternity Services Program at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell which makes up the most complete maternity facility in the area. From routine deliveries to high-risk needs, staff at the Josephine Plumeri Birthing Center at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell provide a full range of prenatal, obstetrical, postpartum, and neonatal care options to make sure new families have the greatest chance for healthy beginnings. The designated Regional Perinatal Center provides neonatal care, as well as in-house coverage by obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, perinatologists, and anesthesiologists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more, visit