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RALEIGH, N.C. (May 15, 2024) – WakeMed Raleigh Campus, WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed North Hospital received top recognition as leading maternity care hospitals in the U.S., according to a national ranking by Newsweek based on data from Statista.

The distinction recognizes WakeMed as a proven leader in providing the highest level of quality care for all birthing people and their babies.

Newsweek’s 2024 list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals spotlights the leading 404 hospitals in the field of maternity in the U.S. that have fully met Statista’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. Of the 404 hospitals recognized, the WakeMed health system was among the 168 hospitals to receive a five-ribbon ranking—the highest rating category.

The recognition was based on a nationwide survey of medical professionals, key performance indicators and patient survey results. The full methodology can be found here.

WakeMed delivers more babies than any other health system in Wake County — more than 9,000 new lives each year. With three full-service hospitals offering a patient-focused birthing experience, WakeMed provides personalized care for the entire family, state-of-the-art facilities, expert care for babies needing extra help, lactation/feeding support, childbirth and parenting classes and access to WakeMed doula services.

WakeMed North Hospital’s data was incorporated into tabulations with WakeMed Raleigh Campus because the two facilities operate under the same CMS license. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org/care-and-services/womens/pregnancy-and-childbirth/.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed is a not-for-profit health care system founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all. WakeMed’s 1,003-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals, eight emergency departments, a dedicated Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital, two exceptional Trauma Centers—a Level I Trauma Center in Raleigh and a Level III Trauma Center in Cary, and more than 165 physician and physical therapy practice offices. WakeMed’s mission-driven team includes more than

11,400 employees, 1,200 volunteers and 1,300 affiliated physicians, along with the more than 800 physicians and advanced practice providers with WakeMed Physician Practices—all representing the best minds and the biggest hearts and the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org or follow WakeMed on FacebookTwitter, Instagramand LinkedIn.