Five Atrium Health Hospitals Recognized as Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021

04.27.2021 Atrium Health News | Women's Health

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27, 2021Five Atrium Health hospitals have been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care HospitalsAtrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Stanly and Atrium Health Union were among the 217 hospitals across 36 states recognized for providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns. Atrium Health hospitals accounted for 20 percent of North Carolina hospitals who made this prestigious list. 

Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals have low rates of early elective delivery, cesarean delivery and episiotomy, and follow important protocols to protect the health of moms and babies.

“We are grateful to Newsweek for recognizing many of our Atrium Health maternity facilities as among the nation's best hospitals when it comes to providing maternity care,” said Dr. Suzanna Fox, Atrium Health Women's Care enterprise leader and Greater Charlotte Region medical director. “This honor reflects the hard work, dedication and compassion by all of our comprehensive teams in providing exceptional maternity care. Our patients should be comfortable knowing they are receiving the best care available. We will continue our dedication to exceeding patient expectations for an extraordinary experience.

Atrium Health Women’s Careis home to one of the most expansive OB/GYN teams in the nation, comprised of board-certified specialists in every focus of a woman’s health. These experts provide world-class obstetric and gynecological care at locations throughout the region, including maternity centers and state-of-the-art facilities for infertility treatment and pelvic health.

In addition, Atrium Health Women’s Care is home to the only maternal-fetal medicine program in the area, providing care to the highest-risk patients in the region. Its Women’s Institute holds the highest single embryo success rates in the Southeast, with IVF live birth rates well above the national average, as well as features a Center of Excellence invitro fertilization lab and is the only fertility center in the region where all physicians are board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility care

“Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals nationwide,” said Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief of Newsweek. “These facilities should be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As families continue to cope with the effects on the pandemic, this information can support Newsweek’s readership in planning for one of life’s most precious moments.”

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital  have fully met Newsweek’s standards formaternity careon evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, NTSV C-section, and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section. Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals have also demonstrated a commitment to safety via the fall 2020Hospital Safety Grade. 

About Atrium Health 

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at nearly 40 hospitals and more than 1,500 care locations. It provides care under the Wake Forest Baptist Health name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region and Atrium Health Navicent in Georgia. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for cancer treatment and in eight pediatric specialties, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and was the recipient of the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.