Awards & RecognitionJune 4 2024

The University of Tennessee Medical Center Awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2024 List

Knoxville, Tennessee, June 3, 2024 – The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2024. The award list was announced earlier this month and can be viewed on

High-quality maternity care, provided from pregnancy through birth and postpartum is key to the long-term health of newborns and women who give birth. Given that maternity care is a major component of healthcare, Newsweek and Statista, the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider have partnered for the third time to identify America’s Best Maternity Hospitals in 2024. 

The ranking is based on three pillars:

  1. Nationwide Online Survey: Healthcare 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 U.S.

  2. Patient Experience Survey: Survey of the overall patient experience in the hospital.

  3. Hospital Quality Metrics: Indicators relevant to maternity care were considered. 

Based on the results of the study, UTMC is ecstatic to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Centers 2024.

Statista publishes hundreds of worldwide industry rankings and company listings with high-profile media partners. This research and analysis service is based on the success of, the leading data and business intelligence portal that provides statistics, relevant business data, and various market and consumer studies and surveys.

“This recognition reflects our expertise and dedication to perinatal safety—and our commitment to providing the highest level of quality maternity care for our expectant mothers and their babies,” said Dr. Kimberly Fortner, Vice President of the Center of Women & Infants. “We are honored to receive this award for the second year in a row, in recognition of the incredible work done here at the medical center for our East Tennessee community."