When choosing a hospital for their baby’s birth, expectant parents in the Aurora area can choose one that has earned the highest ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 list of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. RUSH Copley Medical Center in Aurora has received this “high performing” recognition every year since U.S. News began compiling the list three years ago.
Best Hospitals for Maternity Care is an annual evaluation designed to assist expectant parents, in consultation with their prenatal care team, in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care to best meet their needs.
To be recognized, hospitals excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, C-sections and how successfully each hospital supports breastfeeding.
“At RUSH Copley, our team provides quality care and compassion as well as the only level III neonatal intensive care unit in the area,” said John Diederich, president and CEO of RUSH Copley Medical Center. “I am proud that we continue to be recognized by U.S. News for providing excellent care. Expectant parents can confidently choose RUSH Copley for their maternity care.”
RUSH Copley's Family Birth Center offers labor and delivery, post-delivery and baby care, and the only alternative birthing suite in the Fox Valley for those looking for a more natural labor and delivery. If extra care is needed, the level III NICU and its expert providers are nearby when seconds matter most to provide the highest level of care.
“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, 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. Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics at health.usnews.com to help them choose where to have their baby.”
Participation in the evaluation is voluntary.