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Ochsner in America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek

The honor recognizes hospitals that excel in providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns.

Ochsner in America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek

Three Ochsner Health hospitals have been recognized as part of Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals for 2023. Only 384 hospitals nationwide (and only eight in Louisiana) made the magazine’s annual list of Best Maternity Hospitals, which recognizes hospitals that excel in providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns. Ochsner’s honored facilities are:

  • Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans
  • Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
  • Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, Raceland

Newsweek's ratings are based on three data sources: a national survey of hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals that asked them to recommend top maternity hospitals; hospital performance data related to maternity care; and patient satisfaction data. Newsweek and Statista invited over 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey.

Numerous facilities across the Ochsner Health system are regularly recognized as leaders in maternity and women’s services. As of May 2023, 10 Ochsner facilities have achieved the Birth Ready and Birth Ready + designations by the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC). With two tiers of achievement, this designation celebrates improved perinatal health outcomes, the result of implementing clinical practices that promote safe, equitable, and dignified birth for all birthing persons.

For more information about Ochsner Health and its women’s services, please visit For resources for expecting and new parents, please visit 

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is the leading not-for-profit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians. To learn more about how Ochsner empowers people to get well and stay well, visit