U.S. News Announces Inaugural Edition of the Best Hospitals for Maternity

U.S. News Announces Inaugural Edition of the Best Hospitals for Maternity

U.S. News & World Report published the inaugural edition of the Best Hospitals for Maternity, which expands the U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, ratings and data offerings. This expansion builds upon more than 32 years of guiding patients and families to the best health care decisions at every stage of life.

Our Maternal Fetal Care Center was rated “High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy)”.

The Best Hospitals for Maternity evaluation looks at hospital data relating to only uncomplicated pregnancies – not high-risk pregnancies – and at five different factors: scheduled early deliveries, C-section rates in low-risk women, newborn complications, rate of exclusive breast milk feeding and option for vaginal births after cesarean. Unique to U.S. News, participating hospital profiles also include a variety of relevant information on services and amenities, like private rooms, valet parking and availability of child birthing classes.

“Hospitals that performed well had fewer newborn complications, fewer early deliveries and fewer C-sections compared to other hospitals across the nation. Out of 2,700 hospitals nationwide that offer maternity services, we identified 237 that earned recognition among the Best Hospitals for Maternity,” said Harder.