St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center named to America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek

AUSTIN, TX—Two St. David’s HealthCare facilities—St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center—were recently recognized in Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023. These facilities are the only hospitals in Austin to earn this distinction.

St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center—which includes St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas—are designated by the state as Level IV maternal facilities, providing the highest possible comprehensive care for women and their babies. Together, more than 13,000 babies are born each year in these hospitals.

“At St. David’s HealthCare, we provide pregnant and postpartum patients with care that is unmatched in Austin,” Ken Mitchell, M.D., chief medical officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “This recognition further underscores St. David’s HealthCare’s ability to treat patients with the most complex maternal conditions and a high risk of maternal complications. This award is a testament to our world-class nurses, physicians and staff who made this recognition possible, and we are extremely proud of their efforts.”

Newsweek partnered with global market research and consumer data firm Statista for the second consecutive year to award hospitals that provide the highest quality maternity care from pregnancy to birth and through postpartum. There were 384 hospitals in the country that made the list, including 27 in Texas.

The evaluation was based on three data sources: results from a nationwide online survey completed by more than 10,000 hospital managers and medical professionals with knowledge about maternity processes; results from patient experience surveys, including responsiveness and communication by medical staff; and key hospital performance data from The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Learn more about how Newsweek determines these award recipients.