Emerson Recognized as Top Maternity Hospital by Newsweek

One of Only Five Hospitals in the State to Receive Highest Honors

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Emerson Hospital’s Birthing Center earned national recognition as one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek. Only five hospitals in Massachusetts received the highest honor, which recognizes outstanding maternity care and childbirth experiences.

Newsweek evaluated more than 300 maternity hospitals based on: a national survey of hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals; key performance indicator data related to maternity care, including safety and hospitals’ rate of cesarean births; and patient satisfaction data which includes staff responsiveness and communication. 

Emerson’s comprehensive obstetrics and maternity care includes:

  • Individualized, compassionate care for new parents and newborns
  • Options for patients to choose an experienced obstetrician or a certified nurse-midwife to support you in the choices you make for your birthing experience
  • The region’s only Level II special care nursery, directed by a Massachusetts General Hospital neonatologist, for newborns requiring ongoing monitoring or medical care
  • Comprehensive obstetrics care from a team of board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists and certified nurse-midwives
  • High-risk pregnancy care including advanced maternal-fetal medicine services from a Brigham & Women’s Hospital perinatologist
  • An array of support services and groups, including prenatal childbirth classes and new mom support groups

Emerson’s Birthing Center offers the highest quality medical expertise and family-centered care in a serene location, close to home. For more information about having a baby at Emerson visit www.emersonhealth.org/baby.

This honor comes just after Emerson received the highest marks for patient safety by the LeapFrog group, one of several national patient care awards that Emerson received recently. Emerson is the only hospital in Massachusetts honored with the 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award and Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, and is the only hospital in Massachusetts named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Further, The Leapfrog Group and money.com named Emerson’s Center for Weight Loss a Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery — an honor that only one other hospital in the state received.

To view Emerson’s ranking and learn more about the Best Maternity Hospitals recognition, visit www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-best-maternity-hospitals-2023. To find Emerson clinicians, including obstetricians and midwives, visit www.emersondocs.org.