100 hospitals and health systems with great women's health programs | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following organizations to the 2016 edition of its annual list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great women's health programs.


These hospitals offer award-winning care to women in a variety of specialties, including gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals based on national rankings and awards received from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for gynecology, CareChex rankings for women's healthcare, women's health Healthgrades awards, Women's Choice Award's Best Breast Centers list and Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, the accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the U.S.

Note: Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not a ranking. Organizations are presented in alphabetical order.

Women's Health 2016

Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Part of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern Hospital heralds a 125-year history of treating women with ailments spanning from gynecologic cancer to pelvic floor disorders. [READ MORE]

Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Ill.). Operating under Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, AdvocateChristMedicalCenter boasts a spectrum of comprehensive women's care programs and works in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago to treat gynecological cancer. [READ MORE]

Anne Arundel Medical Center (Annapolis, Md.). Fellowship-trained urogynecologists, nurse practitioners and physical therapists staff the Women's Center for Pelvic Health at AnneArundelMedicalCenter, focused on pelvic organ and floor conditions. [READ MORE]

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital. The 325-bed AspirusWausauHospital is the flagship hospital of Wausau-based Aspirus network and houses a neonatal intensive care unit with a private care room model for critically ill babies. [READ MORE]

Aultman Hospital (Canton, Ohio). Physicians of Aultman's BreastCareCenter diagnose and treat almost 250 breast cancer cases annually. [READ MORE]

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Avera McKennan, the flagship hospital of Sioux Falls-based Avera Health, treats women-specific conditions including fertility issues, gynecological cancer and breast cancer. [READ MORE]

Banner Desert Medical Center (Mesa, Ariz.). Gynecological care at BannerDesertMedicalCenter includes procedures for permanent birth control, urinary incontinence, infertility and cancers. [READ MORE]

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.). U.S. News & World Report named BaptistMedicalCenter among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for gynecology for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis). Women receive a full line of medical services at the Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, one of the largest OB-GYN centers in the Midwest. [READ MORE]

Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas).  Baylor Scott & White Health was created in 2013 through the merger of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. [READ MORE]

Bayshore Medical Center (Pasadena, Texas). Certified nurse midwives at the Women's CareCenter at BayshoreMedicalCenter began providing gynecological care at the center in 2007. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.). A part of Beaumont Health System, BeaumontHospital was named to Women's Choice Award's best breast centers for 2016. [READ MORE]

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Brigham and Women's Hospital — a teaching hospital for Boston-based HarvardMedicalSchool — has served women's health needs for more than 180 years. [READ MORE]

Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy (Charlotte, N.C.). Physicians at the Women's Center for Pelvic Health at Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy — part of Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System — treat conditions including urinary incontinence, pelvic floor disorders and vulvar-vaginal disorders. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ranked No. 15 on U.S. News & World Report'stop 50 hospitals in the nation for gynecology for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). The ChristHospitalBirthing Center opened more than 120 years ago and Women's Choice Award has named The Christ Hospital a best hospital for patient experience in obstetrics for the past three years. [READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. The OB-GYN & Women's Health Institute at the hospital houses centers spanning conditions like menstrual disorders, fertility issues and gynecologic infectious diseases. [READ MORE] 

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). This 957-bed teaching hospital houses several programs designated for comprehensive women's healthcare, including family planning services, maternal-fetal medicine, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and urogynecology. [READ MORE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory's gynecologic oncologists are members of its Winship Cancer Institute — the first and only National Cancer Institute-recognized cancer center in Georgia. [READ MORE]

Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center. CareChex ranked EnglewoodHospital and MedicalCenter among its top 25 hospitals in the nation and No. 1 in New Jersey for women's health for 2017.[READ MORE]

Flagler Hospital (St. Augustine, Fla.). The Breast Health program at FlaglerHospital earned National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognition from the AmericanCollege of Surgeons for its patient-centered and comprehensive breast care. [READ MORE]

Florida Hospital Orlando. A part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital Orlando opened the 12-story, 410-bed FloridaHospital for Women this year with specialty care including maternal-fetal medicine, cardiology and pelvic health. [READ MORE]

Flushing (N.Y.) Hospital Medical Center. Clinicians at FlushingHospital delivered more than 2,800 babies last year, offering amenities to improve the birthing experience like rooming-in for mothers who want their baby by their bedside and boarding for fathers. [READ MORE]

Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati). A part of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, the 650-bed GoodSamaritanHospital is the oldest and biggest private teaching and specialty healthcare center in Cincinnati and houses the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Center, a Breast Center of Excellence, as recognized by the AmericanCollege of Radiology. [READ MORE]

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, N.Y.). CareChex ranked GoodSamaritanHospital — part of Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based Catholic Health Services of Long Island — the No. 1 hospital in New York state for women's health for 2017. [READ MORE]

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center (Davenport, Fla.). The Center for Women's Health at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is approximately 31,000 square feet and housed on the entire fifth floor of the hospital. [READ MORE]

Hialeah (Fla.) Hospital. The Women's HealthCenter at HialeahHospital includes a Level II NICU and its physicians provide care for conditions like menopause care, bone density issues and breast cancer. [READ MORE]

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Part of Penn Medicine, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's obstetricians deliver more than 5,000 babies annually, and the hospital touts Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA. [READ MORE]

Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.). U.S. News & World Report ranked HuntingtonMemorialHospital among the nation's top 50 hospitals for gynecology for 2016-17, and CareChex named the hospital among the top 10 in the nation for women's health for 2017. [READ MORE]

Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.). The Inova Women's Hospital at InovaFairfaxHospital houses one of the largest obstetrics programs in the Washington, D.C., metro area. [READ MORE]

Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, N.J.). The 646-bed hospital specializes in advanced women's healthcare, earning a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for BreastCenters and Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA. [READ MORE]

John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek, Calif.).JohnMuirMedicalCenter is one of four institutions in the nation that the National Consortium of Breast Cancers recognizes as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. [READ MORE]

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The JohnsHopkinsHospital established its department of gynecology and obstetrics in 1889, and today houses the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service in partnership with Johns Hopkins' SidneyKimmelComprehensiveCancerCenter to treat ovarian and uterine cancers. [READ MORE]

Las Palmas Medical Center (El Paso, Texas). The 327-bed Las PalmasMedicalCenter, part of El Paso-based Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, houses a NICU and programs for breast care. [READ MORE]

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). The Katz Women's Hospital at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center — part of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health — includes several specialized women's services. [READ MORE]

Lutheran Medical Center (Wheat Ridge, Colo). Patients at LutheranMedicalCenter have access to a host of specialized services and facilities, including private labor and birthing suites, as well as the medical center's comprehensive cancer center. [READ MORE]

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC combines a wealth of specialty services, including centers for bladder and pelvic health and fertility and reproductive endocrinology, with a traditional focus on gynecologic and obstetric services. [READ MORE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The Women's Health Associates provider team at Massachusetts GeneralHospital provides comprehensive primary care, routine gynecologic care and behavioral health services. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Clinicians at each of Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Minnesota and Florida offer care for women with specific health concerns, including breast and gynecological cancers, heart disease, infertility and sexual health. [READ MORE]

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (Baltimore). MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center provides female patients with access to services such as a nurse navigator, educational classes and a hospitalwide breastfeeding initiative. [READ MORE]

Medical City Dallas Hospital (Dallas).MedicalCityDallasHospital offers a complete range of services to accommodate the medical needs of women, including gynecological and breast cancer treatment, family planning and menopause management. [READ MORE]

Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center (Charleston). The MUSCHollingsCancerCenter program contains a staff of male and female gynecologic oncologists, ovarian cancer specialists, radiation oncologists and gynecologic pathologists. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston).MemorialHermann-TexasMedicalCenter offers a comprehensive array of gynecological, obstetric, urologic and neonatal services to female patients. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hospital West (Pembroke Pines, Fla.).MemorialHospital West offers female patients breast imaging, lactation services, bone density testing and education classes. [READ MORE]

Memorial Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.).MemorialMissionHospital has received a Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA and was named one of the top facilities in the state for women's health in 2017 by CareChex. [READ MORE]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York). Multidisciplinary disease management teams provide comprehensive breast cancer care to patients at the hospital's Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center. [READ MORE]

Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Clinicians at Mercy Hospital St. Louis' birthing center deliver more than 8,500 babies each year. [READ MORE]

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center.MorristownMedicalCenter's 56-bed maternity center offers expectant mothers exceptional care before, during and after delivery. [READ MORE]

Munroe Regional Medical Center (Ocala, Fla.).MunroeRegionalMedicalCenter offers a broad range of women's health services, including childbirth education, lactation classes and a newborn nursery. [READ MORE]

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell offers general gynecological care, reproductive assistance and services for high-risk pregnancies. [READ MORE]

Northwest Medical Center (Margate, Fla.). The medical center maintains resources counseling services for women, pregnancy testing, obstetric and gynecological care and prenatal and postpartum care. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). NorthwesternMemorialHospital's gynecologic cancer team consists of oncologists, surgeons, advanced practice nurses and a comprehensive support team exclusively focused on treating female cancers. [READ MORE]

Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. Providers at the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health specialize in treating several types of breast cancer, including ductal and lobular carcinoma. [READ MORE]

Plantation (Fla.) General Hospital. The hospital's maternity center features an in-house neonatology physician and an in-house obstetric anesthesia physician available 24 hours per day. [READ MORE]

Providence Healthcare Network (Waco, Texas). The Providence Healthcare Network boasts three separate facilities in Waco, Texas, dedicated to women's health: the ProvidenceWomen & NewbornsCenter, the ProvidenceBreastHealthCenter and the WacoCenter for Women's Health. [READ MORE]

Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical Center. The Providence Portland Medical Center offers a variety of services and programs to its female patients, including newborn care, a NICU, a breast cancer center and health and wellness classes. [READ MORE]

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (Burbank, Calif.).Providence SaintJosephMedicalCenter contains a Level III NICU where clinicians use advanced equipment and strategies of care to diagnose and treat critically ill newborns. [READ MORE]

Queen's Medical Center (Honolulu). Queen's MedicalCenter's women's health center offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including digital mammography and stereotactic biopsy. [READ MORE]

RWJBarnabas Health-Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, N.J). Since opening in December 2014, The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center has achieved status as a certified quality breast center of excellence, the highest certification level offered by the National Quality Measures for BreastCenter. [READ MORE]

Richmond University Medical Center (Staten Island, N.Y.). Clinicians at RichmondUniversityMedicalCenter's birthing center deliver about 3,000 babies every year. [READ MORE]

Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio).RiversideMethodistHospital features a Breast Cancer Second Opinion Clinic where a multispecialty team of clinical experts examines patients and conducts extensive case reviews before providing final treatment recommendations. [READ MORE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).RushUniversityMedicalCenter is home to the first women's heart program in Chicago. [READ MORE]

Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago). The MaternityCenter at Saint Anthony's Hospital offers labor and delivery rooms to promote patient and newborn safety. [READ MORE]

Salem (Ore.) Hospital.SalemHospital hosts a number of programs and services dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective care to women. [READ MORE]

Scripps La Jolla (Calif.) Hospitals and Clinics. Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics — which comprises Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla — ranked No. 21 among the top 50 best gynecology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Sharp Memorial Hospital (San Diego). Clinicians at SharpMemorialHospital's BreastHealthCenter focus on the prevention, early detection and advanced treatment of all breast conditions. [READ MORE]

Silver Cross Hospital (New Lenox, Ill.). Silver Cross Hospital's birthing center contains 12 birthing suites designed for labor, delivery and recovery, along with 30 private mother-baby suites. [READ MORE]

South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). SouthNassauCommunitiesHospital contains the Center for New Beginnings, which provides comprehensive maternity services for women, including care for advanced high-risk pregnancies. [READ MORE]

Southside Hospital (Bay Shore, N.Y.). SouthsideHospital, part of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, contains a women's health center of excellence, offering extensive obstetrics and gynecological services for women. [READ MORE]


St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas). The hospital offers a Level III NICU, and a neonatal transport team and maternal transport team on call 24/7 for safe transfers when necessary. [READ MORE]


St. John's Riverside Hospital (Yonkers, N.Y.). The maternity department at St. John'sRiversideHospital contains newly updated private post-partum birthing suites, along with a Level II NICU. [READ MORE]


St. Luke's Hospital (Kansas City, Mo.). St. Luke's opened the Muriel I. Kauffman Women's HeartCenter in 1994 as the first center in the country to focus solely on women's heart health. [READ MORE]


Stanford (Calif.) Health Care-Stanford Hospital. The Stanford Women's CancerCenter provides comprehensive care for women with breast and gynecologic cancers. [READ MORE]


Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth. The AmericanCollege of Radiology-accreditedDorisKupferleBreastCenter at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth offers breast ultrasound, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy and 3-D mammography for breast cancer diagnosis.[READ MORE]


UC San Diego Medical Center. Pregnant women at UC San Diego Medical Center can choose between two different healthcare settings: a holistic BirthCenter or a traditional labor and delivery unit. [READ MORE]


UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). The IrisCantorCenter for Breast Imaging at UCLA provides state-of-the-art subsidized and regular mammography screenings.[READ MORE]  

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco).UCSFMedicalCenter offers extensive women's health services through more than 20 different specialized treatment centers, including its PrenatalDiagnosticCenter and ChronicPelvicPainCenter. [READ MORE]

UF Health Shands Hospital (Gainesville, Fla.). Women's health clinicians at UF Health Shands Hospital see more than 50,000 patients and deliver more than 3,000 babies every year.[READ MORE]

United Hospital (St. Paul, Minn.) United Hospital's Mother Baby Center offers various maternity services, including reproductive medicine, high-risk pregnancy care and neonatal care. [READ MORE]


University Hospital (San Antonio). UniversityHospital is one of four hospitals in Texas designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. [READ MORE]

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. UH ClevelandMedicalCenter provides obstetrics and gynecology services at UH MacDonald Woman's Hospital, also in Cleveland. [READ MORE]

University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. Physicians and neonatologists at the UAB Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. [READ MORE]


UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). UC Davis Medical Center contains a 22,738-square-foot birthing center with large, private birthing suites where patients stay throughout the entire labor, delivery and recovery process. [READ MORE]


University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). University of Colorado Hospital's Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center is the only multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic in Colorado, and it offers 3-D mammography. [READ MORE]


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the first and only hospital in the U.S. to offer a multidisciplinary approach to treat patients with uterine fibroids. [READ MORE]


University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). Clinicians at the University of Kansas Hospital specialize in complex gynecological and reproductive healthcare, including advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, high-risk pregnancies and adolescent obstetrical care. [READ MORE]


University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). The health system offers extensive services for women through the Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, including breast care, treatment for gynecological cancers and pregnancy and childbirth services. [READ MORE]


University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill). UNC Hospitals is the first and only health system in the country to maintain a freestanding inpatient care unit for women with postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders. [READ MORE]


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). MD Anderson's Nellie B. Connally Breast Center is one of the largest in the nation, as clinicians there treat 40,000 patients every year. [READ MORE]


University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston). Clinicians at the UTMB Breast Health and ImagingCenter hold bi-weekly multidisciplinary breast tumor conferences to evaluate newly diagnosed breast cancer patient cases and create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. [READ MORE]


University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). UW Medical Center's team of reproductive care specialists​, obstetrician-gynecologists, nurse midwives and maternal-fetal medicine specialists​ provide care for high-risk pregnancies. [READ MORE]


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). Clinicians at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics treat more than 600 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 3,000 survivors annually.[READ MORE]


Valley Baptist Health System-Brownsville, Harlingen (Texas). Valley Baptist Health System's breast center, located on both hospital campuses, offers 3-D mammography, breast ultrasounds and bone density testing.[READ MORE]


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides healthcare services for women at every stage of life and treatment for gynecologic cancers and pelvic disorders. [READ MORE]


Washington Hospital (Fremont, Calif.). WashingtonHospital offers various educational programs for its female patients, including birthing classes for pregnant women, a breast self-examination class and a series of class sessions for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. [READ MORE]


Western Pennsylvania Hospital (Pittsburgh). WestPennHospital contains a Level III NICU, a lactation center and a center for women's pelvic health. [READ MORE]

Wheaton Franciscan Saint Francis Campus (Milwaukee). Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's SaintFrancisHospital earned the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award and the Gynecology Excellence Award from Healthgrades this year. [READ MORE]READ MORE]

Winthrop-University Hospital (Mineola, N.Y.).Winthrop-UniversityHospital offers comprehensive women's health services. [READ MORE]  

Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). Woman's Hospital is a 168-bed obstetrics and gynecology hospital. [READ MORE]

Yale New Haven Hospital (Conn.).YaleNew HavenHospital is a 1,541-bed hospital that offers comprehensive women's services to treat the specialized healthcare needs of female patients, including a Women's Heart Program, maternity services and the Gynecologic Cancers Program at SmilowCancerHospital. [READ MORE]

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