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Two UNC Health affiliates – UNC Hospitals and UNC Rex Hospital — have scored upper top-10 rankings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care in North Carolina.”  UNC Hospitals and UNC Rex Hospital ranked #1 and #4, respectively, in this year’s specialty scoring report on maternity care (by state) of hospitals nationwide. Both North Carolina teaching hospitals also achieved “High Performing” marks in maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancies), based on key measures of safety and quality, from midwife attendance at births, to permitting partners to stay overnight, childbirth classes, and neonatal intensive care (NICU).

UNC Hospitals Chief Nursing Officer Paula Fessler, MSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC, noted: “I am so proud of our One Great Team.  This is definitely the culmination of a lot of hard work and interdisciplinary collaboration!”

UNC Anesthesiology Obstetric Anesthesia Division Chief Kathleen Smith, MD, added: “This is a wonderful honor and a testament to the hard work of the entire Women’s Hospital team. It validates our implementation of clinical and cultural initiatives aimed at making tangible improvements in patient safety and the quality of women’s healthcare care delivered at UNC.”

To listen to the December 8th WTVD broadcast on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report, click here.