StoneSprings Hospital Center named in U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care
StoneSprings Hospital Center recognized as one of 12 hospitals in Virginia with the best maternity care.
Dulles, Va. — StoneSprings Hospital Center has been named by U.S.News & World Report as one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care 2022-2023 out of only 12 hospitals in Virginia. This recognition helps expectant parents, in consultation with their doctors, make informed decisions about where to receive maternity care.
U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication for analysis. Fewer than 300 hospitals received a “High Performing” designation, which is the highest award a hospital can earn in maternity care.
“This recognition by third-party evaluators reflects our care team’s unwavering commitment in providing excellence in patient care and experience,” said Nathan Vooys, CEO, StoneSprings Hospital Center. “We are proud to have our hospital ranked among the best in the nation.”
“When expectant parents are considering their options for welcoming a baby into the world, the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care is designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in delivering babies for uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Min Hee Seo, senior health data scientist at U.S. News.
This year’s methodology includes four measures not previously factored into Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, including episiotomy rates, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, and whether each hospital met new federal criteria for “birthing-friendly” practices. Also new this year, the U.S. News methodology rewards hospitals that tracked and reported their outcomes for patients of different races and ethnicities.
“Identifying racial disparities in maternity care is a vital step toward achieving health equity,” said Seo. “The new measures provide expectant parents with many important data points, such as whether hospitals implemented patient safety practices, to assist them in making a decision about where to receive maternity care.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates and early elective delivery rates, among others.