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The Mother Baby Centers at Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy hospitals earn top rating from U.S. News & World Report

MINNEAPOLIS, (Nov. 8, 2022) — The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, is pleased to announce all three Mother Baby Centers in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Coon Rapids have been named as 2022-2023 High Performing hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings for Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

U.S. News and World Report’s annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care.

“Our Mother Baby Centers take great pride in providing the highest quality care possible for expectant mothers and it is an honor to have that work recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. William Wagner, Interim Vice President Mother Baby Clinical Service Line. “Our team proudly offers a unique, personalized experience for our expectant parents and their babies with the highest-level of safety and compassionate care throughout the childbirth journey. It is gratifying to have that commitment honored in this way.”

The Mother Baby Centers were evaluated for the overall quality of care for uncomplicated pregnancies, and objective measures such as:

  • Birth rate for cesarean delivery (C-section) among low-risk births.
  • Rate of unexpected newborn complications (UNC) in term newborns.
  • Rate of exclusive breast milk feeding.
  • Confirmation of hospitals routinely offers vaginal birth after cesarean.

Nearly 650 hospitals across the country that provide labor and delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies were evaluated for the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.

Learn more about The Mother Baby Center.

About Allina Health  

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 10 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior health, hospice care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids ExpertsTM in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.

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