The list names the top 350 leading hospitals for maternity care in the U.S., divided into two performance categories: five ribbon hospitals (161 institutions) and four ribbon hospitals (189 institutions). The evaluation is based on three data sources: a nationwide online survey in which hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals (e.g., neonatal care providers and OB/GYNs) were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals; medical key performance indicator data relevant to maternity care (e.g., a hospital's rate of cesarean births); and patient satisfaction data (e.g., how patients rated a hospital's medical staff for responsiveness and communication).
“Women and Infants is proud to be recognized for our continued commitment to high quality care across our region. We remain committed to be the best place for women to receive their care and the safest place for them and their newborns,” said Shannon Sullivan, president and COO, Women & Infants Hospital.
Women & Infants Hospital, a designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, is the ninth largest stand-along obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England, delivering approximately 8,500 babies annually.
The hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns, and is a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine.
The online issue may be found here: America's Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 (newsweek.com)
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