A Newsweek Best Maternity Care Hospital

Pregnant mom in the hospitalUC Davis Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals, which recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals meet Leapfrog standards for lower rates of C-sections, early elective delivery, and episiotomy, as well as for assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

Obstetric anesthesia service named Center of Excellence

UC Davis Medical Center’s obstetric anesthesia service was one of 17 globally to be designated as a Center of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). The SOAP Center of Excellence designation sets a benchmark for expected care that help improve national standards by providing quality metrics for institutions that offer obstetric anesthesia care.

Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

Last year, our hospital was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. The designation demonstrates our expertise and commitment to quality care for vaginal and C-section deliveries; better overall patient satisfaction; and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.

Baby-Friendly Hospital designation

In 2020, we earned the highly prestigious Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA, demonstrating adherence to the highest standards of breastfeeding care built on evidence-based practices recommended by the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

Gold safe sleep champion

UC Davis Children’s Hospital was recognized in 2020 by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a gold safe sleep champion for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, the only national infant safe sleep organization.