University Health named one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals

Newsweek has named University Health as one of America's Best Maternity Hospitals for 2023, and the only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas to receive its highest-level, five-ribbon recognition.

In congratulating University Health, Newsweek and its global data partner Statista said the recognition “reinforces your reputation as a hospital that provides exceptional maternity care and excellent childbirth experience.”

The prestigious, nationwide recognition aims to provide families with independent information that assists them in selecting a hospital with the highest quality care to guide them through pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum experience.

Newsweek chooses the best maternity hospitals based on a nationwide survey of hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals, data demonstrating patient outcomes and patient satisfaction reports. University Health also earned this prestigious recognition in 2022.

“Patient safety and patient quality work is really important to us,” said Irene Sandate, vice president and chief nursing officer for the University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital. “It’s important to the outcomes of women and children and babies who are counting on us.”

Sandate said the Newsweek recognition reflects the pride and hard work at the core of a program that will offer University Health maternity patients the most advanced care available at the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital opening in August.

University Health’s Level IV designations for its neonatal intensive care unit and maternity center also signify its ability to provide comprehensive patient care for the highest-risk obstetric patients. Its affiliation with UT Health San Antonio and its medical school bring a level of research and national attention to the technology and advanced treatment available for its maternity patients.

“If it’s important to a pregnant woman to find the safest place to deliver a baby, I would look at this five-ribbon hospital designation.’” Sandate said.

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