Saint Peter’s University Hospital Named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 List Recognition Achieved for Second Consecutive Year

May 11, 2023

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 List Recognition Achieved for Second Consecutive Year
New Brunswick, N.J. – May 10, 2023 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023, a prestigious award presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on May 10, 2023 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website. This is the second consecutive year Saint Peter’s has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals.

Three data sources were used for the evaluation:
  1. Nationwide online survey: Health care professionals and hospital managers with knowledge about maternity processes e.g., neonatal and perinatal doctors, nurses and midwives were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the US
  2. Medical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on hospitals with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care
  3. Results from patient surveys
Newsweek and Statista invited over 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. Only 384 winners were recognized on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 list.

Saint Peter’s is proud to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 as it reinforces the hospital’s long-standing reputation as a destination for excellence in maternal health services.

“Saint Peter’s is known throughout the region as a leader in women and children’s services with the ability to care for expectant mothers at every level on the spectrum, from high-risk pregnancies to those seeking to give birth in our state-of-the-art birth center,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital. “The Newsweek recognition validates the fact that choosing Saint Peter’s means choosing to birth your baby at one of the best facilities in the country and is also a testament to Saint Peter’s team of maternal health specialists that are among the top nationwide providing comprehensive care before, during and after pregnancy.”
Saint Peter’s is home to a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center that provides an exceptional level of care to women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and operates a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where premature or fragile newborns receive the highest level of specialized care. The hospital is certified in Perinatal Care by The Joint Commission and is the state’s first to be verified as a Level IV Maternal Care facility by The Joint Commission. Its midwifery-led Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center is one of the few hospital-based birth centers in the country and features birthing suites designed with a home-like atmosphere. Since 1997, Saint Peter’s has been the sole New Jersey hospital-member of The Council of Women’s and Infants’ Specialty Hospitals (CWISH), a collaborative of 14 hospitals across the country that works together to establish best practices in support of programs, and national policy for women’s and infants’ healthcare services.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. Saint Peter’s is the recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac progressive care unit, and the pediatric intensive care unit. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.

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