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Pregnancy and Childbirth at Parkland Health Center

Parkland Health Center Recognized by U.S. News Among Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

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.

Mom with Baby

Giving birth is one of life’s major milestones – welcoming new life and possibilities into the world. It’s also an opportunity for a woman to discover her own strength and abilities on her journey toward motherhood.

Empowering Expectant Moms

At Parkland Health Center, we witness the extraordinary capabilities of expectant moms every single day. We’re here – as a partner, advocate and guide – to empower and support each patient on her pregnancy and childbirth journey. We take pride in providing exceptional prenatal and maternal care, while actively listening, responding and engaging with our patients throughout the process.

…with Individualized Support

Our extensive team of physicians, nurses and support staff are committed to understanding each patient’s needs and expectations to ensure the best pregnancy and childbirth experience for both mom and baby. From our prenatal care to our labor and delivery services, we offer specialized, customized support to every patient and promise to be there every step of the way.

…and Quality Care, Close to Home

As a member of BJC HealthCare – one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States – we share BJC’s mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve, delivering quality care close to home. This also means we have the support and access to advanced care and specialists whenever needed. It’s peace of mind and confidence knowing you and your baby are in good hands. 

Experience the Difference for Yourself

Come see why so many expectant moms choose Parkland Health Center for their pregnancy and childbirth needs. Schedule an in-person tour of our Childbirth Center or take the virtual tour anytime from the comfort of your home. Learn more about our medical services, providers, tips for a healthy pregnancy, and what to expect with childbirth:


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