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French Hospital Medical Center Makes Newsweek’s List of Best Maternity Hospitals

2023 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, July 17, 2023 - Dignity Health French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) is excited to announce it has been named one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

“We are very pleased to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals. This prestigious recognition serves as a validation of the commitment of our exceptional physicians and staff who dedicate themselves to providing the highest standard of care for expectant mothers and their newborns,” said Patrick Caster, President and CEO, French Hospital Medical Center.

Three data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • Nationwide online survey: Health care professionals and hospital managers with knowledge about maternity processes e.g., neonatal and perinatal doctors, nurses and midwives were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the US
  • Medical Key Performance Indicators in hospitals: with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care
  • Results from patient surveys: Newsweek and Statista invited more than 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey.

Only 384 winners were recognized on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 list.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a top maternity unit. The Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center team provides our patients and families with individualized, compassionate care with a focus on quality and safety. We are excited to be recipients of this award again knowing the care we provide is recognized not only locally, but nationally, as well,” said Ingrid Rodriguez, French Hospital’s Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center Director.

To learn more about French Hospital Medical Center, please visit dignityhealth.org/frenchhospital.

About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 112-bed acute care hospital located in San Luis Obispo, California. French’s Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine is the area’s most advanced emergency services center. The modern facility is home to the Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center, is the county’s premier cardiac center, providing the latest cardiac and imaging technology, and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. It’s recognized as one of the top Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek for the 3rd time.