311 high-performing maternity hospitals, state by state

U.S. News and World Report released a list Dec. 5 recognizing hundreds of hospitals for maternity care.

To compile its Best Hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) list, U.S. News examined survey data voluntarily submitted by hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication; 680 hospitals, an all-time high, participated in this year's U.S. News survey. The publication assessed the hospitals' performance based on measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures. The reporting time period was the full 2021 calendar year. For more information on the methodology, click here.

U.S. News gave 311 hospitals high-performing designations in maternity care for 2023-24. 

"Hospitals that receive a high performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies," Jennifer Winston, PhD, health data scientist at U.S. News, said in a news release. "These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower, and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals that participated in the survey."

Below are the hospitals that received a high performing designation, sorted by state:


Thomas Hospital (Fairhope)


Washington Regional Medical Center (Fayetteville)


St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix)

TMC Healthcare-Tucson


Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Berkeley

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (Colton)

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital 

California Pacific Medical Center-Van Ness Campus

Community Memorial Hospital-Ventura

Corona Regional Medical Center

Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley)

El Camino Health-Mountain View

Enloe Medical Center (Chico)

John Muir Health-Walnut Creek Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim and Irvine Medical Centers

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Zion and San Diego Medical Centers (San Diego)

Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center (Harbor City)

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto)

Memorial Medical Center-Modesto

MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach

MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center (Fountain Valley)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Mills-Peninsula Health Services-Burlingame

NorthBay Medical Center (Fairfield)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

PIH Health Hospital-Whittier

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Providence Mission Hospital-Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach

Providence Saint John's Health Center (Santa Monica)

Providence St. Joseph Hospital-Orange

Providence St. Jude Medical Center (Fullerton)

Redlands Community Hospital

Riverside University Health System Medical Center (Moreno Valley)

Salinas Valley Health Medical Center

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (San Jose)

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas

Scripps Mercy Hospital (San Diego)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Sharp Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa)

Southwest Healthcare System-Murrieta

St. Joseph Hospital-Eureka

St. Mary Medical Center-Apple Valley

Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley (Pleasanton)

Sutter Coast Hospital (Crescent City)

Sutter Davis Hospital

Sutter Delta Medical Center (Antioch)

Sutter Lakeside Hospital (Lakeport) 

Sutter Medical Center (Sacramento)

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

Tri-City Medical Center (Oceanside)

UC San Diego Health-La Jolla and Hillcrest Hospitals

UCI Medical Center (Orange) 

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Boulder Community Health-Foothills Hospital

Intermountain Health Good Samaritan Hospital (Lafayette)

Intermountain Health Lutheran Hospital (Wheat Ridge)

Intermountain Health Platte Valley Hospital (Brighton)

Intermountain Health Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver)

Intermountain Health St. Mary's Regional Hospital (Grand Junction)

St. Anthony North Hospital (Westminster)

St. Anthony Summit Hospital (Frisco)

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital (Longmont)

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland)

UCHealth Memorial Hospital (Colorado Springs)

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora)

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs)


Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain)

Stamford Hospital

District of Columbia

George Washington University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Ascension St. Vincent's Clay County (Middleburg)

Baptist Health Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Cape Coral Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital (Vero Beach)

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health-Stuart

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital (Clermont)

Rockledge Regional Medical Center

Tampa General Hospital

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Shands Hospital (Gainesville)


Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center


Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center (Honolulu)


Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Intermountain Health Cassia Regional Hospital (Burley)

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Lewiston)


Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington)

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago)

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge)

Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin)

Advocate South Suburban Hospital (Hazel Crest)

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

NorthShore University Health System-Metro Chicago (Evanston)

Northwest Community Hospital (Arlington Heights)

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital (Geneva)

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital (DeKalb)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Medicine-McHenry, Huntley, Woodstock Hospitals

Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)

Rush Copley Medical Center (Aurora)

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (Mattoon)


Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette)

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)

Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital

Indiana University Health West Hospital (Avon)

St. Catherine Hospital-East Chicago

Women's Hospital (Newburgh) 


Advent Health Shawnee Mission

Ascension Via Christi Hospital Manhattan

Ascension Via Christi Hospital Wichita

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City)


Norton Hospitals (Louisville)

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood-Covington Hospitals


St. Tammany Health System-Main Campus (Covington)


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)

UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester)


Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland)

Johns Hopkins Medicine-Howard County Medical Center (Columbia)

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton


Northern Light Mercy Hospital (Portland)


Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe

Beaumont Hospital-Trenton

Beaumont Hospital-Troy

Corewell Health Gerber Hospital (Fremont)

Corewell Health Grand Rapids Hospitals

Corewell Health Ludington Hospital

Corewell Health Greenville Hospital

Corewell Health Pennock Hospital (Hastings)

Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital

Henry Ford Allegiance Health-Jackson

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

Memorial Healthcare-Owosso

University of Michigan Health-Ann Arbor


Allina Health Mercy Hospital-Coon Rapids

Allina Health United Hospital (St. Paul)

CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital

Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital (Grand Rapids)

M Health Fairview Northland Medical Center (Princeton)

M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville)

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina)

M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital (Maplewood)

M Health Fairview Woodwinds Hospital (Woodbury)

Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing


Centerpoint Medical Center (Independence)

Mercy Hospital Springfield

North Kansas City Hospital

Parkland Health Center-Farmington Community 

St. Luke's East Hospital (Lee's Summit)


Billings Clinic

Intermountain Health Holy Rosary Hospital (Miles City)

Intermountain Health St. Vincent Regional Hospital (Billings)

North Carolina

Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington)

Atrium Health-Cabarrus (Concord)

Atrium Health-Pineville (Charlotte)

Atrium Health-University City (Charlotte)

Catawba Valley Medical Center (Hickory)

Duke Regional Hospital (Durham)

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro)

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem)

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington)

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center (Charlotte)

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center

UNC Hospitals (Chapel Hill)

UNC Rex Hospital (Raleigh)

WakeMed Cary Hospital

WakeMed Raleigh Campus


Nebraska Methodist Hospital (Omaha)

New Hampshire

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon)

New Jersey

Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell (Pennington)

Cooper University Health Care-Camden

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston)

Englewood Hospital

Hackensack University Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health

Jefferson Health-Stratford, Cherry Hill and Washington Township

Monmouth Medical Center-Long Branch Campus

Morristown Medical Center

Ocean University Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health (Brick Township)

Overlook Medical Center (Summit)

Palisades Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health (North Bergen)

Raritan Bay and Old Bridge Medical Centers at Hackensack Meridian Health (Perth Amboy)

Riverview Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health (Red Bank)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Southern Ocean Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health (Manahawkin)

Virtua Mount Holly Hospital

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (Camden)

Virtua Voorhees Hospital


Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center (Las Vegas)

Renown Regional Medical Center (Reno)

New York

Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca

Glens Falls Hospital

Mercy Hospital-Buffalo

Montefiore Nyack Hospital

Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital (Oceanside)

New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (New York City)

NYU Langone Hospitals (New York City)

St. Joseph's Health Hospital (Bethpage)


Atrium Medical Center-Middletown

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati)

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

Kettering Health Main Campus

Licking Memorial Hospital (Newark)

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital-TriHealth (Oxford)

Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton)

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus)

Soin Medical Center

University Hospitals Regional Hospitals

University of Cincinnati Medical Center


Comanche County Memorial Hospital (Lawton)

St. Francis Hospital South (Tulsa)

St. Francis Hospital-Tulsa


Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center (Clackamas)

Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center (Hillsboro)


Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (East Norriton)

Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital

Independence Health System Westmoreland Hospital (Greensburg)

Jefferson Health-Abington Hospital

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest (Allentown)

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (East Stroudsburg)

Main Line Health Paoli Hospital

Main Line Health Riddle Hospital (Media)

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

UPMC Altoona

UPMC Carlisle

UPMC Harrisburg

UPMC Horizon (Farrell)

UPMC Lititz

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital (Pittsburgh)

UPMC Memorial (York)

UPMC Williamsport

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital (Lebanon)

West Penn Hospital (Pittsburgh)

South Carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital (Charleston)


Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital (Murfreesboro)


Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Centennial (Frisco)

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-College Station

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Irving

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Temple

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (Seguin)

Parkland Health-Dallas

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

University Health-San Antonio


Intermountain Health American Fork Hospital

Intermountain Health Cedar City Hospital

Intermountain Health Intermountain Medical Center (Murray)

Intermountain Health Layton Hospital

Intermountain Health LDS Hospital (Salt Lake City)

Intermountain Health Logan Regional Hospital

Intermountain Health McKay-Dee Hospital (Ogden)

Intermountain Health Orem Community Hospital

Intermountain Health St. George Regional Hospital


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Chantilly)

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk)

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (Charlottesville)

Sentara RMH Medical Center (Harrisonburg)

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (South Hill)

VCU Medical Center (Richmond)

Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington)

Winchester Medical Center


Overlake Medical Center and Clinics (Bellevue)

Providence St. Peter Hospital (Olympia)

Swedish First Hill Hospital (Seattle)

UW Medicine-University of Washington Medical Center


Aurora BayCare Medical Center (Green Bay)

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center (Elkhorn)

Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area (Marinette)

Aurora Medical Center-Grafton

Aurora Medical Center-Oshkosh

Aurora Medical Center-Summit

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center

Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital

Marshfield Medical Center

Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Hospital

Marshfield Medical Center-Weston

Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse

Sauk Prairie Healthcare-Prairie Du Sac

UnityPoint Health Meriter (Madison)

Watertown Regional Medical Center

West Virginia

Wheeling Hospital


St. John's Medical Center and Living Center (Jackson)

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