BIDMC Named to U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

Written By: Chloe Meck Contact: Chloe Meck,

DECEMBER 19, 2022

BOSTON – U.S. News & World Report has named Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

US News High Performing Hospitals

The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. BIDMC earned a High Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates.

“All of us at BIDMC are extremely proud of this well-deserved Maternity Care recognition for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,” said Pete Healy, president of BIDMC. “Keeping safety and care experience as the highest priorities for our patients and families, the team has supported close to 5,000 births in the past year alone. Thank you to each and every member of the department for providing extraordinary care.”

U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide high-quality labor & delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.

“We are honored to receive this designation that reflects our staff’s dedication to providing the highest quality of care for pregnant people,” said Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH, MBA, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC. “From preconception counseling, through delivery and postpartum, we are deeply committed to ensuring the safest outcomes and best possible experience for every family. I could not be more proud of this team.”

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, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.