Montefiore Nyack Hospital Named One of the High-Performing Hospitals in America for Maternity Care

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Montefiore Nyack Hospital as a 2024 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

Montefiore Nyack Hospital earned a High-Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates. Best Hospitals for Maternity Care is an annual evaluation designed to assist expectant parents, in consultation with their prenatal care team, in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care that best meets their family’s needs.

Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics for free at to help them choose where to have their baby.

“To date, Montefiore Nyack Hospital has welcomed more than 1,300 babies in 2023, giving them the best start in life with excellent maternity care,” Anthony Matejicka, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Montefiore Nyack Hospital said. “This distinction shows our commitment to providing expectant parents with safe and equitable patient experiences. We take this responsibility very seriously as it is a privilege to serve our communities in this capacity.”

U.S. News evaluated hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication for analysis; 680 hospitals, an all-time high, participated in this year’s U.S. News survey. Fewer than half – 46% – of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.

“This honor highlights the expertise and ongoing commitment of our dedicated nurses, affiliated physicians and support staff at The Jacobs Family Maternity Center,” said Maria Emerson, MD, FACOG, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. “We are extremely proud to have earned this prestigious recognition and will continue to work together on providing the highest-quality, patient-centered maternity care to the expectant patients of Rockland County.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.

“Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Jennifer Winston, health data scientist at U.S. News. “These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower, and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower.

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