UC Davis Medical Center is one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals in 2020, according to rankings released today.
Its maternity care program was ranked among the best in the United States, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national health care watchdog organization.
“We are proud to receive this new honor from Newsweek,” said Brad Simmons, interim chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center. “Our maternity care team offers extraordinary expertise and the highest standards of care for every stage of the pregnancy journey. This is especially true for high-risk pregnancies, because we have one of the highest-level newborn intensive care units in Northern California. Congratulations to our hospital team for the excellence they provide to every mother and baby.”
The Leapfrog Group uses data voluntarily submitted by health care facilities to the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey. Leapfrog also deploys teams of experts and analysts to review available data and identify high performers.
This “Best Maternity Care Hospital” rating is part of the “Best Health Care” series on top-rated health care enterprises that excel in patient safety and quality from Newsweek, a modern global digital news organization with a monthly readership of 30 million. The news will be published in Newsweek’s July 24 issue, available on newsstands and online starting July 17.
UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. Centers of excellence include the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center; the region's only Level 1 pediatric and adult trauma centers; the UC Davis MIND Institute, devoted to finding treatments and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders; and the UC Davis Children's Hospital. The medical center serves a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. It further extends its reach through the award-winning telemedicine program, which gives remote, medically underserved communities throughout California unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care. For more information, visit medicalcenter.ucdavis.edu.