Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway Named Among Best in Nation for Safe Maternity Care

CONWAY, Ark. – As part of Baptist Health’s participation in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessments over the past two years, Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway was recently named by Leapfrog as one of the best hospitals in the country for maternity care based on its Leapfrog safety grade and other metrics. 

To qualify for Leapfrog’s list of the best 250 hospitals for maternity care, eligible hospitals were required to carry an A or B letter grade on the assessment for spring 2022 and meet high safety standards in categories including high-risk deliveries, cesarean sections, early elective deliveries, episiotomies, screening newborns for jaundice before discharge, and preventing blood clots in women undergoing cesarean sections. 

Baptist Health has had great success in raising Leapfrog scores through a wide range of safety initiatives across many areas of health care. But more importantly than the actual grades is what all these efforts are leading to –– patients are experiencing decreased infections, decreased surgical complications, and a safer environment. 

Leapfrog is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to help consumers get a better grasp of safety and quality in health care. Leapfrog is all about using transparency as a driver to improve safety and reliability in hospitals. 

The Leapfrog safety grade uses over 30 performance metrics to produce a single letter grade that represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe.


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For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.