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The Mother Baby Center locations at United and Mercy hospitals earn top ratings from U.S. News and World Report

Illustrations of parents holding child next to text congratulating The Mother Baby CenterMINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (Dec. 5, 2023) — The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, is pleased to announce the Mother Baby Center locations in St. Paul and Coon Rapids have been named among the 2023-2024 Best Maternity Hospitals by receiving the designation of High Performing by U.S. News & World Report. The Mother Baby Center in Coon Rapids was one of only 73 locations nationwide to receive the new Maternity Care Access Designation, denoting the high-quality care provided in an area with otherwise limited maternity care resources.

“It is an honor to have U.S. News and World Report continue to recognize the hard work and dedication our teams pour into caring for patients in our Mother Baby Centers,” said William Wagner, MD, interim vice president, Women’s Health Services. “We take great pride in providing safe, high quality and compassionate care for our families throughout the childbirth journey.”

The High Performing designation is the highest award a hospital can earn from U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings for hospitals providing maternity care. To receive the High Performing designation, our Mother Baby Centers in St. Paul and Coon Rapids were evaluated on a number of measures such as:

  • C-section rates in lower risk pregnancies
  • Unexpected newborn complications
  • Exclusive breast milk feeding rates
  • Transparency on racial/ethnic disparities

U.S. News and World Report’s annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. 680 hospitals across the country that provide labor and delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies were evaluated for the 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.

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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 nonprofit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospital campuses, 14 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems 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 is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts® in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.