8 Sentara hospitals named best in the nation for maternity care by U.S. News & World Report

Eight Sentara hospitals have been named among the nation’s best for providing high-quality labor and delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies by U.S. News & World Report, a leader in quality rankings.

This designation recognizes Sentara’s commitment and success in providing safe, comprehensive maternity care to expecting families every step of the way. The annual maternity care rankings are designed to assist expecting parents, in consultation with their doctors, in making informed decisions about where to receive care. U.S. News evaluated data from nearly 650 hospitals for this year’s list.

“Sentara is proud to be recognized as a leader in maternity care by U.S. News. This recognition reflects our commitment to our patients and the communities we serve,” said Amber Price, DNP, CNM, RN, President of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and the Sentara Women’s Health High-Performance Team leader. “As an industry leader, we set our bar high, with the goal of exceeding expectations for access to care, patient experience, outcomes, and equity. We want to thank all of our care teams for providing individualized, focused, and holistic care to every family choosing Sentara for their birth journey.” 

Sentara Healthcare delivered nearly 16,000 babies last year across the health system.

In the 2022-2023 rankings, fewer than 300 hospitals across the country received a “high performing” designation, the highest award a hospital can earn in maternity care.

The eight Sentara Hospitals that received this top recognition are:

  • Sentara Albemarle Medical Center – Elizabeth City, NC
  • Sentara CarePlex Hospital – Hampton, VA
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital – Norfolk, VA
  • Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital – Charlottesville, VA
  • Sentara Obici Hospital – Suffolk, VA
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital– Virginia Beach, VA
  • Sentara RMH Medical Center– Harrisonburg, VA
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center – Williamsburg, VA

The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based on objective quality measures, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, episiotomy rates, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures. For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.