Newsweek ranks Swedish among best U.S. maternity hospitals

On May 10, Newsweek released its annual list of the best maternity hospitals in the United States. 

Providence Swedish First Hill and Providence Swedish Issaquah received the highest ranking of a five-ribbon rating in Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Maternity Hospitals.  

The list includes 384 hospitals divided into two performance categories. A total of 159 hospitals received the five-ribbon rating. Newsweek's ratings are based on three data sources: a national survey of hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals that asked them to recommend top maternity hospitals; hospital performance data related to maternity care; and patient satisfaction data. 

"At Swedish, we take pride in serving all birthing people in our community and beyond with comprehensive, compassionate and high-quality care," said Tanya Sorenson, M.D., executive medical director of the Providence Swedish Women's and Children's Institute. "We will continue our commitment to strive for excellence and equity in all we do."  

Pregnancy and Childbirth 
Every year more babies are born at Swedish than at any other health system in Western Washington. Helping you have your baby your way is one reason so many families choose Swedish. 

About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.