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UMass Memorial Medical Center once again recognized as America’s Best Maternity Hospital 2023 by Newsweek

UMass Memorial Medical Center has been named one of America's Best Maternity Hospitals for yet another year by Newsweek, earning the top ranking with five ribbons.

This ranking list serves to help expectant parents who face many decisions like selecting a doctor, developing a birth plan and choosing a maternity hospital.

The list names the top 384 leading hospitals for maternity care in the U.S., divided into two performance categories: five ribbon hospitals (159 institutions) and four ribbon hospitals (225 institutions).

“We pride ourselves on taking care of and helping patients deliver their families in a way that  gives them the experience that they desire and deserve,” said Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “The America's Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 title reinforces our reputation as a hospital that provides high-quality maternity care and an exceptional childbirth experience. We're privileged and fortunate to be able to provide quality, personalized care throughout what is such an impactful and intense moment in the lives of pregnant persons and their families.” 

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Newsweek and Statista used three data sources for the evaluation: a nationwide online survey in which hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals 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.

Other five ribbon hospitals in Massachusetts include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Mass General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.

U.S News does have data on all 4,515 of these hospitals. They were all evaluated, but not all scored. U.S. News did not calculate a score for all of them because the data showed they didn't meet the requirements for being scored -- e.g. insufficient volume of high-acuity cases. From the standpoint of consumer decision making, the universe of 4,515 hospitals is relevant. It demonstrates that any hospital that is ranked in a specialty provides care that is well above and beyond what the typical hospital offers.