Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies Named to US. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

Orlando, FL (December 6, 2022) – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. 

The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care. The methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures. 

“We are thrilled to receive a high-performing designation from U.S. News, demonstrating our commitment to the highest level of maternity care,” said Suzanne Worthington, president of Orlando Health Winnie Palmer. “As one of the largest delivery hospitals in the country, our team has the honor of being a part of about 40 birthdays each day. Ensuring that our families have the safest delivery experience possible is at the forefront of everything we do.” 

U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care and fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.  


About Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies 

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies is a 350-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and babies. The hospital includes comprehensive fetal diagnostics and labor and delivery services, a regional center for neonatal intensive care, maternal intensive care and women’s services. Annually, more than 13,000 babies are expected to be born at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer, making it the busiest labor and delivery unit in the state of Florida. The hospital is also home to the state’s only in-utero surgery program to repair Spina bifida defects. To learn more, visit

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