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Methodist Women’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

Published: Dec. 5, 2023

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Methodist Women’s Hospital as a 2024 High Performing Hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). 

This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Once again, Methodist Women’s Hospital was the only hospital in Nebraska to earn this status in 2024. The hospital was recognized for the same honor in 2022-23.

“We’re very proud of Methodist Women’s Hospital for earning this recognition for the second year, and, to be the only hospital in Nebraska on the list,” said Josie Abboud, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital. “We consistently deliver nearly 5,000 babies a year, led by our very experienced and talented team of providers and staff members delivering the highest quality of care. Our effort in this space has been extensive, and being recognized validates the tremendous work being done by our entire team.” 

Best Hospitals for Maternity Care is an annual evaluation designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care.

The U.S. News & World Report 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, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.

A new all-time high of 680 hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services submitted detailed data to U.S. News & World Report for evaluation. Fewer than half – 46% – of all hospitals that participated in this year’s survey received a High Performing designation. 

“Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Jennifer Winston, health data scientist at U.S. News & World Report. “These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals. Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics for free at to help them choose where to have their baby.”

For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.


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