‘High Performing’ is the highest rating U.S. News & World Report awards for this type of care.

ORANGE COUNTY, ca – Dec. 7, 2021 — MemorialCare’s three hospitals that provide maternity services to the Southern California region – Saddleback Medical Center, Orange Coast Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach have all 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.Best Hospitals for Maternity 2021-22

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. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for this type of care.

We are grateful and honored to be recognized in U.S. News best hospitals for maternity. MemorialCare is uniquely positioned to provide maternity care from the South Bay to South Orange County, whether at the only children’s and women’s hospital in the region or an acute care adult specialty hospital. Our highly skilled clinicians are dedicated to ensuring every patient receives the high-quality compassionate care they deserve and are accustomed to receiving at MemorialCare medical centers.

Barry Arbuckle

President and chief executive officer, MemorialCare

Unique to the U.S. News site, participating hospital profiles are a one stop shop and include a variety of relevant offerings for parents-to-be including key measures of safety, alongside services and amenities, like private rooms, valet parking and availability of child birthing classes.

All families deserve to be informed on how hospitals perform on key indicators of quality, which is why U.S. News has compiled and published a trove of maternal health data from hospitals across the country. The hospitals we’ve recognized as High Performing meet a high standard in caring for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.

Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report


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The evaluation looks at hospital data relating to only 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. U.S. News anticipates updating Best Hospitals for Maternity in summer of 2022, to coincide with the release of the 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions ratings.