Cayuga Medical Center Designated 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Maternity Hospital

Ithaca, NY December 12, 2022 – Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), a member of Cayuga Health, has been designated a 2022-2023 Best Maternity Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. CMC is one of only nine New York State hospitals to receive this distinction. 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.

Cayuga Medical Center earned a High Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates.

“This recognition is a testament to the committed members of our Cayuga Birthplace team at CMC and all who support them” said Martin Stallone, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Cayuga Health. “We believe that every patient should have convenient access to safe, compassionate maternity care, at every stage of pregnancy. We are honored to provide such a high-quality service for new mothers in Tompkins, Cortland, and Schuyler Counties.”

“We are proud of the care our obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses, and entire maternal & child health team provides” stated Naph’tali Edge, Cayuga Health’s Chief Nursing Officer. “Our family-centered approach to prenatal care, labor and delivery, through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ensures our patients receive compassionate, collaborative attention at all levels.”

U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide high-quality labor & delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies for its 2022-2023 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.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care 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.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care and use #BestMaternityHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the Cayuga Birthplace at Cayuga Medical Center, visit

About Cayuga Health

Cayuga Health (CH) is a clinically integrated, regional health system that includes two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliate organizations, is over 2,500 employees. CH has clinical affiliations with Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences. Visit for more information.

Steve Savage
Assistant Vice President for Communications
Cayuga Health
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