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“It made things less stressful,” Bowman said. “The room was spacious and comfortable and the nurses took great care of us the entire stay. It was a great experience being a first-time mom.” Newsweek worked with The Leapfrog Group to determine the hospitals offering the best maternity care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities. The recognition considers standards of excellence in maternity care, including low rates of C-section, episiotomy and early elective deliveries, and following specific protocols to protect mothers and babies. “We strive to put patients first and apply excellence in all that we do,” said Cumberland Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer David Bunch. “This award confirms that our staff and physicians are delivering high-quality care for mothers and their newborns each and every day at CMC. It is an absolute honor to see them nationally recognized by Newsweek as a leader in maternity care.” The hospital provides free educational childbirth classes to help better prepare mothers and families prior to their delivery. In these sessions they learn about nutrition, signs of labor, breathing techniques, and infant care, as well as breast and bottle Parents Eddie and Gerri Norris were pleased with the care and attention they and baby Bodhi received at CMC. feeding. The community’s obstetrics medical staff includes Andy Szaflarski, MD, at Cumberland Medical Group, Smith, and Brad Leath, MD. Smith operates a private practice in Crossville, William E. Smith Obstetrics and Gynecology, and recently welcomed Leath to his team. “The practice has grown to the point I can’t provide the level of care I want for all the women,” he said. “I’ve been looking and praying, and we were able to get Dr. Leath to join us.” The Tennessee Department of Health has also recently awarded CMC’s Labor and Delivery team for consistently meeting the state’s Newborn Screening standards to help identify conditions that can affect a child’s long-term health or survival. Screenings completed shortly after birth can help identify genetic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders, as well as hearing loss and congenital heart defects. “I’m honored to know and work with the team at CMC,” Smith said. “They want to excel and glorify the work we do — everything that’s good, I lay at His feet.” Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 list can be viewed online at www. For more information about maternity services at Cumberland Medical Center, please visit or call 931-459-7263. TREE SERVICE and HAULING SERVICE Ask about our LANDSCAPE and HANDYMAN SERVICES! 931-305-5250 931-305-5250 Owner Ryan Arney We Haul it All If you need hauling service for disposal of yard waste, leaves, construction waste and more, we do it all, from the loading to the cleanup. No job is too big or too small. We deliver fast, professional and thorough service at a fair price. Tree Service Trimming/Pruning • Removals Stump Grinding • Tree Brush Disposal 400661-1001 402883-1001 Cumberland Now • September 2020 | 19