3 area hospitals named among best for maternity care in new report

PITTSBURGH — Three hospitals in Western Pennsylvania have been named among the best for maternity care in a list just released by the U.S. News & World Report.

The hospitals around Pittsburgh receiving the top honor are West Penn Hospital, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and Independence Health System Westmoreland Hospital.

It’s a designation these three hospitals have gotten before.

The report says the three hospitals had fewer early deliveries, fewer c-sections, fewer newborn complications than other hospitals and higher rates of breast milk feeding compared to other hospitals. Other criteria include birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities.

In the latest report, U.S. News evaluated 680 hospitals from across the country that provide labor and delivery services. About half made the 2024 Best Hospitals list — for their high standard of maternity care with uncomplicated pregnancies.

Click here to see the full report.

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