U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has designated Huntington Hospital as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest rating a hospital can earn in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care ranking.
The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. Huntington Hospital earned a High Performing designation by scoring well on multiple measures, including never or rarely scheduling delivery earlier than recommended and excelling in minimizing avoidable C-sections.
“Huntington has had the honor of providing safe, custom birth experiences to generations of families in our community,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Health. “This distinction is a symbol of our commitment to giving babies the best start in life, providing excellent care and offering support every step of the way. Congratulations, once again, to the dedicated nurses, affiliated-physicians and staff at our Family Birth Center and mother baby unit for earning this designation in maternity from U.S. News & World Report.”
U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide high-quality labor and delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care ranking. Fewer than half of all hospitals that participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.
“When expectant parents are considering their options for welcoming a baby to the world, the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in delivering babies for uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean rates.
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