More than 20 North Carolina hospitals were rated among the best regional hospitals for maternity care, according to U.S. News and World Report.

On Tuesday, the publication released its list of the best hospitals for maternity care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, WakeMed Hospital in Cary and Raleigh and Duke Regional Hospital in Durham were all named high-performing in maternity care.

North Carolina hospitals that were named high-performing for maternity care for uncomplicated pregnancies:

  • Alamance Regional Medical Center
  • Atrium Health-Cabarrus
  • Atrium Health-Pineville
  • Atrium Health-University City
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
  • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
  • Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Rex Hospital
  • WakeMed Cary Hospital
  • WakeMed Raleigh Campus

“Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Jennifer Winston, Ph.D., health data scientist at U.S. News. “These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower, and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals that participated in the survey. Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics for free at to help them choose where to have their baby.” [source]