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Piedmont Atlanta and Piedmont Athens Make Newsweek List of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals

Atlanta, Ga. (May 20, 2024) – Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center are two of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals, according to Newsweek. Hospitals on the list received either four or five ribbons to further distinguish quality of care; Piedmont Atlanta and Piedmont Athens are the only two hospitals in Georgia to earn five ribbons.

“We are pleased to see our Women’s Services team recognized for the safe and personalized care they provide women and their families before, during and after childbirth,” said Patrick M. Battey, M.D., chief executive officer of Piedmont Atlanta. “We hope this designation will highlight Piedmont as the destination for exceptional maternity care in state-of-the-art facilities that it is for Georgia families.” 

The third annual list by Newsweek of hospitals providing the highest quality maternity care features 404 facilities across the United States. The list is based on a nationwide online survey of hospital managers and medical professionals, publicly available data from hospital surveys regarding patient experience, as well as data on relevant quality metrics (such as the number of elective cesarean deliveries) from sources including The Joint Commission, a nonprofit hospital accreditation organization, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Piedmont Athens Regional also ranked as a High Performing Hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) on a U.S. News & World Report list this year.

Piedmont Atlanta opened an upgraded Labor & Delivery unit last year and an expanded and upgraded neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) this year. The Grass Family Women’s Center will occupy its own floor of Piedmont Atlanta when enhancements are complete.

Approximately 3,000 babies are born at Piedmont Atlanta and Piedmont Athens Regional, respectively, each year. Learn more about Piedmont’s maternity care.

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