Woman’s Hospital Recognized by Newsweek as 'World's Best Hospital'

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Woman’s has been named a World’s Best Hospital for Gynecology, Maternity Care by Newsweek for the third consecutive year. Woman’s is one of only six specialty hospitals in the nation to receive this award.

Woman’s stands out in the rankings as the only organization specializing in gynecology and maternity care, earning recognition alongside renowned specialty hospitals such as MD Anderson (Texas), Boston Children’s Hospital (Massachusetts) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York).

“I am so proud that Woman’s was recognized by Newsweek for the third consecutive year for excellence in gynecology and maternity care,” said Rene Ragas, President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital. “Every day, our team of medical professionals ensure that women and infants receive the highest quality of care.”

Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals ranking, now in its fifth year, is intended to be a resource to help patients make informed, data-driven decisions when selecting the right hospital for their medical needs.

The award is presented annually by Newsweek and Statista, Inc. using methodology to ensure quality and validity in certain data sets including recommendations by medical experts, patient experience surveys, medical outcomes and quality metrics.

World’s Best Hospitals 2023 recognizes the best medical institutions across 28 countries. View the full list of hospitals recognized in 2023.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.