Women's Health

Vassar named to U.S. News Best Maternity Hospitals

Susan Scott, Dr. Lester Bussey and Idel Patterson swoon over newborn James on Dec. 1, 2022, in the maternity center of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.


U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, recently named Vassar Brothers Medical Center 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. 

The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. 

Vassar Brothers earned a High Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates. 

“Our obstetricians, nurses and ancillary staff are dedicated to providing an outstanding and safe childbirth experience to all of our patients and their families,” said Peter Kelly, president of Vassar Brothers. “This is an accolade that reflects their commitment to excellence, and we could not be more proud.” 

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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. 
“When expectant parents are considering their options for welcoming a baby to the world, the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in delivering babies for uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider.”

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. 

For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care or Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Interested in learning more about the maternity unit at Vassar Brothers Medical Center? Watch the video below.