Atrium Medical Center Named a High Performing Hospital for Maternity Care

Premier Pulse     December 2021

Atrium Medical Center has been recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for maternity care.

To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, C-sections, whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy, and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned a high performing rating. 

The Family Birth and Natural Beginnings Birth Center at Atrium Medical Center combines the comfort of home with advanced technology and an experienced medical staff. The comprehensive maternity care available features flexible birthing options, including natural births; private birthing suites that include a jacuzzi; certified nurse midwives; board-certified lactation consultants who provide breastfeeding instruction; childbirth education classes; and an FBI-reviewed security system that tracks every baby’s movement within the hospital.

The evaluation looks at hospital data related only to uncomplicated pregnancies, not high-risk pregnancies. Participating hospitals responded to a survey from the U.S. News health analysis team in spring of 2021, which reflects data from 2019. Participation was voluntary. 

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