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Newsweek names UC Davis Medical Center a Best Maternity Hospital in U.S.


UC Davis Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2023 Best Maternity Hospitals, announced this month by Newsweekand the global market research and consumer data firm Statista.

The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families. It is the fourth year in a row that UC Davis Medical Center has been included on this list.

The evaluation is based on three data sources:

  • a nationwide online survey in which hospital managers and maternity health care professionals were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals
  • medical key performance indicator data relevant to maternity care
  • patient satisfaction data

“Congratulations to our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and staff for the excellence they provide to every mother and baby,” said Brenda Chagolla, associate chief nursing officer at UC Davis Health. “Our labor and delivery team provides the highest standards of care to women on their pregnancy journey and we are proud to receive this recognition.”    

UC Davis Medical Center was one of 159 hospitals nationwide to receive the prestigious accolade of being a five-ribbon hospital, the highest rating available. The full list of recipients appears in Newsweek online and in print.