Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Princeton Baptist Medical Center were two of only three Alabama hospitals that were included in Newsweek’s 2023 list of Best Maternity Hospitals.
The evaluation is based on three data sources: a nationwide online survey in which hospital managers and maternity healthcare professionals were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals; performance indicator data relevant to maternity care (e.g. a hospital’s rate of cesarean births); and patient satisfaction data based on how patients rated a hospital’s medical staff for responsiveness and communication.
The Brookwood Women’s Center includes an electronic security system, an online nursery and specialized birthing rooms, as well as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, high-risk pregnancy units and breastfeeding/lactation centers.
In addition to delivery services, Princeton Baptist offers birthing mothers the opportunity to use a certified nurse-midwife. The center is a Baby-Friendly® birth facility, encouraging mother and baby to remain together in the same room throughout their stay while fostering skin-to-skin contact. Princeton has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.