Atrium Health Home to Six of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Maternity

12.06.2022 Atrium Health News

Rated as “High Performing” among top 300 hospitals in the nation

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 6, 2022 – Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Stanly, Atrium Health Union and Atrium Health University City are being recognized by U.S. News & World Report in their annual recognition for “Best Maternity Hospitals.”

All six hospitals are classified as “High Performing” – which is the highest level of achievement possible this year – and considered by U.S. News among the best maternity hospitals in the nation. Atrium Health also recently had four hospitals named to Newsweek’s America's Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 making it the most recognized system for high-quality maternity care in the Charlotte region.

To be recognized as high performing by U.S. News, Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Stanly, Atrium Health Union and Atrium Health University City had to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including C-section rates, newborn complication rates, breast milk feeding rates and early elective delivery rates. Atrium Health’s six recognized hospitals are among only 21 in the state of North Carolina to receive the distinguished high performing designation.

“We are delighted to have six hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s list of ‘Best Maternity Hospitals’ and to be included among the best-of-the-best for maternity care,” said Dr. Suzanna Fox, enterprise deputy chief physician executive and Atrium Health Women’s Care enterprise service line leader. “Our outstanding women’s care teams are dedicated to providing the best possible experience for new moms. This award will help expecting families make informed choices – to reassure them they can receive the highest-quality care for their maternity needs at Atrium Health hospitals.”  

Atrium Health Women’s Care prides itself on personalized attention and has the unique privilege of meeting the needs of women where they are in each phase of their life. From general gynecologic care to obstetrics and postpartum support, Atrium Health provides patients with expert care close to home, along with a connection to its specialty services in maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology, pelvic health and many others.

“When expectant parents are considering their options for welcoming a baby into the world, the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care is designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in delivering babies for uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Min Hee Seo, senior health data scientist at U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates and early elective delivery rates, among others.

Atrium Health is also home to Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, named a U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 15 consecutive years – making Atrium Health the best choice for moms and babies.

Additional Recognition from U.S. News & World Report

As new parents seek out the best possible care for their newborn child, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is regularly ranked among the Top 50 “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. This year, Levine Children’s was recognized among the best-in-the-nation in eight pediatric specialties. Additionally, earlier this year, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the “Best Hospital” in the Charlotte metro region for sixth consecutive year with high-performing programs in cancer, gastroenterology & gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedics and urology.  

About Atrium Health

Atrium Healthis a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, which was created from the combination with Advocate Aurora Health. It provides care under theAtrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health NavicentandAtrium Health Floydin Georgia and Alabama. 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 University 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 nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as 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 $2.46 billion last year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.