UConn Health on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 List

For the second year in a row, UConn Health is on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals.

Two nurses talk with a materinty care patient at the UConn John Dempsey Hospital at UConn Health in Farmington. (Stan Godlewski for UConn Health)

For the second year in a row, UConn Health is on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • Nationwide online survey: hospital managers and health care professionals with knowledge about maternity processes e.g. Midwives, neonatal, and OB/GYNs were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the US
  • Medical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for hospitals with a focus on areas relevant to maternity care
  • Results from patient surveys

Newsweek and Statista invited over 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. Only 350 winners were recognized on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 list.

“UConn Health is honored to be named one of the best maternity hospitals in the nation,” says Dr. Kathleen Zacherl, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UConn Health. Our top priority is ensuring a high-quality, safe and equitable birthing unit while providing a memorable experience for our patients.  We are proud of our entire team, including our experienced nurses, lactation consultants, obstetricians, and maternal-fetal medicine doctors.  Most importantly, we thank our patients for entrusting us in their care.”

“We are so proud of the excellence and leadership of our Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and its comprehensive Women’s Center dedicated to the health of Connecticut mothers and their babies,” said Dr. Bruce T. Liang, interim CEO at UConn Health. “Congratulations to everyone on the maternity team for making this top Newsweek honor possible with your high-quality patient care.”

As part of an academic medical center, UConn Health offers the latest, most advanced prenatal, labor and delivery, and neonatal care in the country from providers that are leaders in their field. Our exceptional support before, during, and after the birth of your child includes access to physicians 24 hours a day and nursing care that meets the highest standards. Throughout your labor and delivery, experienced nurses, who specialize in obstetrical care or high-risk maternity care, are by your side. Our award-winning maternity team takes pride in providing personalized care for all patients, from routine to high-risk pregnancies.