The inaugural edition of U.S News Best Hospitals for Maternity will be published on Dec. 7, 2021. Embargoed results and a report describing the methodology became available on November 16 to hospital representatives via the Best Hospitals Dashboard. Out of 551 hospitals that were evaluated, 231 will be recognized as High Performing.
The goal in publishing Best Hospitals for Maternity is to help expectant parents be informed about the hospitals where they receive maternity care for uncomplicated pregnancies. Some pregnant people have a choice about where to give birth; others have a hard time accessing any maternity care at all. All of them deserve to be informed about how hospitals perform on key measures of perinatal quality.