Newsweek released its annual list of the best maternity hospitals in the U.S. on May 23. Included on the list are several local hospitals including Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Memorial.
The list names the top 350 leading hospitals for maternity care in the U.S. and is divided into two performance categories, five ribbon hospitals and four ribbon hospitals, and is evaluated based on three data sources:
A nationwide online survey in which hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals (e.g., neonatal care providers and OB/GYNs) were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals
Key performance indicator data relevant to maternity care (e.g., a hospital's rate of cesarean births
Patient satisfaction data (e.g., how patients rated a hospital's medical staff for responsiveness and communication)
The highest rating category — five ribbons — includes Scripps Memorial Hospital - Encinitas and Scripps Mercy.
View the Full List of Hospitals Here.