Aurora Health Care has eight ‘Best Hospitals for Maternity Care’ named by U.S. News & World Report, including three Aurora hospitals in Northeast WI

Eight Aurora Health Care hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual list of best hospitals for maternity care. The list classifies the hospital as “high performing,” the highest level of achievement.

To be recognized as high performing by U.S. News, hospitals must excel in multiple quality metrics, including C-section rates, newborn complication rates, breast milk feeding rates and early elective delivery rates.

In total, 15 Advocate Health hospitals were named to the list. The eight Aurora hospitals honored include:

  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
  • Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area
  • Aurora Medical Center – Grafton
  • Aurora Medical Center – Oshkosh
  • Aurora Medical Center Sheboygan County
  • Aurora Medical Center – Summit
  • Aurora West Allis Medical Center

U.S. News evaluated hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services. To earn the designation, hospitals must have C-section rates that are 26% lower and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals.

Earlier this year, 32 Advocate Health hospitals earned recognition on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 “Best Hospitals” list – 30 adult hospitals plus Advocate Children’s Hospital, in Chicago, and Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, in Charlotte.