Brooklyn, NY – February 8, 2024 – Maimonides Medical Center announced today it has been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 9 Years in a Row (2015–2023), according to information released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This five-star distinction reflects Maimonides’ commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible, placing the organization in the upper echelon of hospitals for Ob-Gyn care nationwide.

“We are committed to providing the highest quality labor and delivery care here at Maimonides, and making it accessible to all patients,” said Ken Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Health. “Our excellence in this area has been enduring thanks to the expertise of our physicians, nurses, and other department staff.”

“As we develop and build up our Women’s Health Institute, we look forward to continuing to enhance our unique, patient-centered approach that Maimonides’ obstetrical team has cultivated over its long history here in Brooklyn,” said Scott Chudnoff, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “This achievement is a reflection of our significant investment in women’s health, an area we have made great strides in over the past year.”

This quality award is based only on the factors that matter most to consumers – patient outcomes. The Healthgrades analysis revealed variation in care across the nation’s Ob-Gyn programs, making the ability to choose high-quality care more important than ever. Patients treated at five-star rated hospitals for Vaginal Delivery (or, Natural Childbirth) have, on average, a 45.1% lower risk of a complication, than if treated at a one-star rated facility.*

“Healthgrades congratulates Maimonides Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality Ob-Gyn care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities are leading the way. We commend Maimonides Medical Center for their dedication to excellence in Ob-Gyn care.”

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all payer data was made available. Click here to view the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Rating Methodology for more details).

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About Maimonides Health
Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 350,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 2,000+ physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit

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