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Cayuga Medical Center Named Best Maternity Hospital by U.S. News & Report

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Yesterday, December 13th, Cayuga Medical Center announced they have been designated a 2022-2023 Best Maternity Hospital by the U.S. News & World Report. Cayuga Medical Center is one of nine hospitals in the state to receive the distinction. The award is the highest a hospital may earn for Maternity Care.


“This recognition is a testament to the committed members of our Cayuga Birthplace team at CMC and all who support them” said Martin Stallone, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Cayuga Health. “We believe that every patient should have convenient access to safe, compassionate maternity care, at every stage of pregnancy. We are honored to provide such a high-quality service for new mothers in Tompkins, Cortland, and Schuyler Counties.”

Nearly 650 hospitals were evaluated that provide a high quality labor and delivery service for uncomplicated pregnancies for the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care by U.S. News. Less than half of the hospitals that participated in the evaluation received a high performing designation.

“We are proud of the care our obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses, and entire maternal & child health team provides” stated Naph’tali Edge, Cayuga Health’s Chief Nursing Officer. “Our family-centered approach to prenatal care, labor and delivery, through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ensures our patients receive compassionate, collaborative attention at all levels.”

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 and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures.

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