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Princeton Health Recognized for Excellence in Perinatal Care

June 21, 2021
Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Perinatal care at Penn Medicine Princeton Health once again received the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission, one of the nation’s best-known and respected healthcare accrediting entities. Perinatal Care Certification, an advanced designation first received by Princeton Health in 2018, was reaffirmed recently following an on-site survey by The Joint Commission.

The certification reflects not only the state-of-the-art facilities and maternity care at Princeton Medical Center (PMC) but the advanced prenatal diagnostics and treatment available on the hospital campus and a comprehensive sequence of educational programs and support services offered by Princeton Health that mothers and their partners can access from pregnancy through postpartum adjustment.

“This achievement is the result of leadership, innovation, and teamwork on the part of physicians, nurses, and technicians across Princeton Health,” said Jennifer L. Hollander, MSN, RN, Director of Patient Care Services. “We are committed to doing everything we can to protect the health of mothers and babies and support these new or growing families.”

During The Joint Commission’s survey, Princeton Health was evaluated on its ability to:

—Provide integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns—from prenatal through postpartum care and services.
—Identify high-risk pregnancies and births at an early stage.
—Manage risks for mothers and newborns.
—Educate patients about the perinatal care services available to them.

Each year, about 2,000 babies are born at PMC, and their parents benefit from a complete range of services available through the hospital or Princeton Health.

These include expert care for high-risk pregnancies provided by Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine Plainsboro, a specialty practice located on the hospital campus; a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) managed by board certified neonatologists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and a comprehensive package of childbirth and family education and support services, as well as lactation consultations, provided by Princeton Health Community Wellness and Engagement.

Princeton Health is one of seven healthcare organizations in New Jersey and 59 nationwide to earn Perinatal Care Certification. Within Penn Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital also holds the designation.

About Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing acute care hospital services through Princeton Medical Center; behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health; in-home nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care; primary and specialty care through Princeton Medicine Physicians; ambulatory surgery and wellness services. For more information, visit Penn Medicine Princeton Health is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which, together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, forms Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research and excellence in patient care.

Andy Williams, 609-695-6173



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