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Last week, Newsweek, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, named Lakewood Ranch Medical Center a "Best Maternity Hospital" in the U.S. The list includes 231 hospitals across 36 states. According to Newsweek, a panel of national experts advised Leapfrog on standards for excellence in maternity care, including achieving low rates of C-section, episiotomy and early elective deliveries, and following crucial protocols to protect mothers and babies.

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