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PeaceHealth Southwest Family Birth Center named one of nation’s best

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Vancouver, Washington, May 12, 2022 – For the third consecutive year, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has been named to an elite list of the best maternity hospitals in the United States. The list, compiled and published by Newsweek, is based on three data sources: a nationwide online survey of healthcare professionals, publicly available medical key performance indicators including data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and results from patient surveys.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized for a third year in a row,” said Barbara James, RN, Director of Women and Children’s Services at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. “Our team of professionals (providers, nurses and techs) work collaboratively in the Family Birth Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We are dedicated to providing safe, high- quality care while personally connecting to ensure the best possible birth experience for the families in our care. We’re continuously looking for ways to improve our services, and these results show we are an excellent choice for mothers wanting a safe, comfortable place to bring their child into the world.”

PeaceHealth Southwest is one of only 10 hospitals in Washington to make Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Hospitals, and the only one in southwest Washington. The list includes a total of 350 U.S. hospitals ranked on their high level of maternity care from pregnancy through birth and postpartum. The survey methodology is available here.

About the PeaceHealth Southwest Family Birth Center:
PeaceHealth Southwest’s Family Birth Center is an excellent choice for delivery of your baby. Every family stays in a single room suite for labor, delivery, recovery, with a state-of-the-art Halo bassinet for the new baby. The Family Birth Center includes an adjacent Level III Neonatal ICU, with OB Hospitalists and Neonatal providers onsite 24/7. For families seeking a specialized birth experience, the Family Birth Center offers options for natural birth, water birth, and midwives. For more information visit

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at