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The Mother Baby Centers at United and Mercy recognized among best hospitals for maternity in the U.S.

The U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural list recognizes hospitals for their overall quality of care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

ST. PAUL/COON RAPIDS (DEC. 7, 2021) – The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, is pleased to announce two of its hospitals have been named among the Best Hospitals for Maternity by U.S. News & World Report. The inaugural edition of this award recognized The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota and The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota among high performing hospitals nationally.

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“It’s an honor to be recognized among the best hospitals where expectant mothers can rest assured that they will receive the highest quality care possible. Every expectant parent deserves personalized care that meets their unique set of needs, and that’s exactly what we deliver here at The Mother Baby Center,” said Dr. Lisa Saul, president of Mother Baby clinical service line. “We look forward to the continued evolution of this award as more complex care is integrated and evaluated to support parents that need more highly specialized care.”

This first edition of the list primarily evaluated hospitals for their overall quality of care for uncomplicated pregnancies, and reviewed data including:

  • Birth rate for cesarean delivery (C-section) among low-risk births.
  • Rate of unexpected newborn complications in term newborns.
  • Rate of exclusive breast milk feeding.
  • Confirmation of hospitals routinely offers vaginal birth after cesarean.

Of the nearly 600 hospitals across the country that shared their data, The Mother Baby Centers were among 237 to be recognized as High Performing. The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity aims to help expectant parents be informed about the hospitals where they receive maternity care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics11 hospitals15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids ExpertsTM, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.

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