Farmington, Missouri – December 5, 2023 − U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named BJC HealthCare’s Parkland Health Center a 2024 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care with uncomplicated pregnancies. This is the highest award a hospital can earn in this category.
Parkland Health Center is located in Farmington, MO.
The Best Hospitals for Maternity Care ratings are prepared annually to help expectant parents and their prenatal teams find a maternity care provider that best meets their family’s needs.
Parkland Health Center earned a High Performing designation based on a series of objective measures including C-sections, early delivery, breastfeeding rates and other birthing practices.
“We are very proud and honored to be recognized as one of the best hospitals for maternity care,” says Annette Schnabel, president, Parkland Health Center. “Parkland’s team of experts works well with our BJC Medical Group obstetricians and all providers in our community to bring extraordinary and compassionate care to our patients and their families during such an exciting time.”
U.S. News evaluated hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication for analysis; 680 hospitals, an all-time high, participated in this year’s U.S. News survey. Fewer than half – 46 percent – of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.
“Being named one of the best hospitals for maternity care shows how our team of clinicians is committed to providing the best quality maternity care to the families in our community,” says Dr. John Cooper, Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Parkland Health Center. “This recognition shows how much we believe in the importance of family-centered care for our patients.”
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, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.
For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.