US News & World Report Maternity Award BadgeMemorialCare’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 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

U.S. News & World Report 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.

“We are honored to be recognized in U.S. News & World Report 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,” says Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, MemorialCare. “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.”

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.

“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 & World Report. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider.”