ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, part of Michigan Medicine, has been named among the best hospitals for maternity care by U.S. News and World Report.
U-M Health was among 237 hospitals to earn a ‘High Performing’ rating out of 2,700 hospitals that offer maternity services across the United States. The inaugural list, published on Dec.7, was based on quality measures for uncomplicated pregnancies.
“We are honored to care for thousands of pregnant patients and families who choose University of Michigan Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital for maternity care every year,” said Luanne Ewald, MHA, FACHE, chief operating officer of Von Voigtlander and U-M Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
“This recognition highlights our extraordinary teams of maternal health physicians, nurses and staff who are passionate about providing exceptional care for pregnant individuals and their newborns.”
To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality measures that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, Caesarean deliveries and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding.
“The Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital Birth Center aims to optimize the childbirth experience for all our patients,” said Dee Fenner, M.D., chair of the Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“We welcome birthing people from around the state and the region and provide obstetrics care for those with high-risk medical conditions and babies with complex congenital problems, as well as for pregnancies without known complications – which is the area of care recognized by U.S. News.
“Our teams have worked hard to promote flexible and inclusive birthing options with an emphasis on safety and evidence-based care.”
The U.S. News evaluation looks at hospital data relating to uncomplicated pregnancies only, not high-risk pregnancies, and was based on voluntary participation in a survey in spring of 2021 which reflects data from 2019.
“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,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “The hospitals we’ve recognized as High Performing meet a high standard in caring for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.”