DHMC Named 2024 High Performing Hospital for Maternity Care by U.S News & World Report

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Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has been recognized as a 2024 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Only 46% of hospitals offering maternity care received the High Performing designation
  • DHMC’s commitment to patient-centered care and evidence-based practice led to the award
  • U.S. News evaluated 680 hospitals for the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care
  • Hospitals with the High Performing designation have lower C-section and newborn complication rates
  • DHMC’s Commitment to High-Quality Maternity Care

    DHMC’s dedication to patient-centered care and evidence-based practice has earned them the prestigious recognition as a High Performing hospital for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Ilana Cass, Chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at DHMC, emphasized the hospital’s transformational work in improving outcomes for patients through collaboration and quality improvement initiatives.

    U.S. News Evaluation of Maternity Care Hospitals

    U.S. News evaluated 680 hospitals across the nation that provide labor and delivery services, with fewer than half receiving the High Performing designation. The evaluation focused on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies and newborn complication rates, to assist expectant parents in making informed decisions about their maternity care.

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