Woman’s Hospital Recognized as one of ‘America’s Best Maternity Hospitals'

Woman’s Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek for excellence in providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns. Woman’s achieved the highest possible designation of five ribbons, one of only 159 facilities in the country and the only hospital in Baton Rouge to achieve this level of designation.

Presented annually by Newsweek and Statista, Inc., winners are awarded based on a national survey of hospital managers and healthcare professionals including neonatal and perinatal doctors, nurses and midwives. Medical key performance indicator data relevant to maternity care as well as patient satisfaction data were also used in the final evaluation.

“It’s an incredible honor to be named one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek,” said Rene Ragas, president and CEO of Woman’s Hospital. “Every day, our dedicated team works tirelessly to uphold our mission of improving the lives of women and infants. To have their commitment recognized by Newsweek is truly an honor.”

Newsweek and Statista invited more than 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. The list names only 384 leading hospitals for maternity care in the U.S., divided into two performance categories: five ribbon hospitals (159 institutions) and four ribbon hospitals (225 institutions).

View the full 2023 list.

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.