Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Sarasota campuswas recently named to U.S. News & World Report’s first “Best Hospitals for Maternity” list. To make the list, hospitals had to demonstrate superior performance on 5 quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including: newborn complication rates; C-section rates in low-risk women; the number of births scheduled too early in pregnancy; whether hospitals gave women the option for vaginal births after cesarean; and how hospitals supported mother-baby bonding and breastfeeding. SMH received high marks in all areas evaluated, and is the only hospital in the region to be make the list.
This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity. Participating hospitals responded to a voluntary survey from the U.S. News health analysis team in the spring of 2021, reflecting clinical and quality data from 2019.