US News' 73 inaugural maternity care access hospitals

U.S. News & World Report for the first time has recognized 73 hospitals as Maternity Care Access Hospitals.

Hospitals on the list are those providing maternity care to low-access communities throughout the U.S. and have acceptable performance on each of the quality measures used in determining U.S. News' Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Read more about the methodology here

Hospitals recognized as Maternity Care Access Hospitals were also required to meet geographic criteria. They were eligible if the hospital was either the only hospital providing maternity care within its county and was located in a county with fewer than 60 obstetric providers per 10,000 births, or if the hospital was the only hospital within a 15-mile radius and was located in a county with fewer than 128 obstetric providers per 10,000 births. 

Hospitals did not make the Maternity Care Access Hospitals list if they received the lowest normalized value for unexpected newborn complications, C-sections, early elective delivery, or episiotomy, U.S. News said. Hospitals also didn't make the list if they reported an exclusive human milk feeding rate of less than 21.2%, which is the lowest decile of exclusive human milk feeding reported by The Joint Commission's Quality Check website for 2021.

Here are the 73 Maternity Care Access Hospitals — listed alphabetically by state below.


Enloe Medical Center (Chico)

Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Sutter Lakeside Hospital (Lakeport)


Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital (Vero Beach)

NCH Baker Hospital (Naples)

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital (Clermont)


Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center (Rome)


Intermountain Health Cassia Regional Hospital (Burley)

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Lewiston)


Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital (DeKalb)

Northwestern Medicine-McHenry, Huntley, Woodstock Hospitals (McHenry)

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (Mattoon)


Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)


Ascension Via Christi Hospital Manhattan


North Oaks Medical Center (Hammond)


Southcoast Hospitals-Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham (Fall River)


Carroll Hospital (Westminster)

Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland)

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (Leonardtown)

Meritus Health-Hagerstown (Hagerstown)


Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital

Corewell Health Gerber Hospital (Fremont)

Corewell Health Ludington Hospital

Corewell Health Pennock Hospital (Hastings)

Corewell Health Greenville Hospital

Memorial Healthcare-Owosso

MyMichigan Medical Center-Alma

MyMichigan Medical Center-West Branch


Allina Health Mercy Hospital-Coon Rapids

CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital

Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital (Grand Rapids)

Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea and Austin

Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing

M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center (Wyoming)

M Health Fairview Northland Medical Center (Princeton)

M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville)


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Parkland Health Center-Farmington Community

North Carolina

Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington)

Atrium Health-Union (Monroe)

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (Elkin)

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro)

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center

New Jersey

Newton Medical Center

Southern Ocean Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health (Manahawkin)

New York

Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca

Samaritan Medical Center (Watertown)


Licking Memorial Hospital (Newark)


Mercy Hospital Ardmore 


Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (East Stroudsburg)

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill South Jackson Street (Pottsville)

UPMC Carlisle

UPMC Williamsport

UPMC Northwest (Seneca)

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital (Lebanon)

South Carolina

Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital (Summerville)


Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple

Wise Health System-Decatur


Intermountain Health Cedar City Hospital

Intermountain Health St. George Regional Hospital


Sentara CarePlex Hospital (Hampton)

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (Woodbridge)

Sentara Obici Hospital (Suffolk)

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (South Hill)


Providence Centralia Hospital


Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area (Marinette)\

West Virginia

Berkeley Medical Center (Martinsburg)

United Hospital Center (Bridgeport)

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