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All three Virtua facilities with maternity divisions earned places
on the new
U.S. News & World Report list.

(MARLTON, N.J., Dec. 8, 2023) Virtua Health’s three hospitals with maternity divisions earned the distinction of “high performing” on U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 list of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.


These facilities – Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden – welcome 9,000 babies annually, the most of any South Jersey health system.


“This recognition by U.S. News affirms Virtua’s exceptional quality of care for parents and their newborns. At Virtua, we not only deliver the most babies, we’re also one of the best places to give birth,” said Dr. Nicole Lamborne, vice president of clinical operations for women’s services at Virtua.


U.S. News evaluates maternity hospitals on multiple measures, such as rates of C-sections, newborn complications, breast-milk feeding, and early elective deliveries. Other criteria include frequency of routine vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC), episiotomy rates, whether a hospital meets new federal criteria for "birthing-friendly" practices, and whether a hospital tracked and reported their outcomes for patients of different races and ethnicities.

Virtua hospitals earned high marks in these areas, and the organization continually works to improve maternity outcomes, Dr. Lamborne noted.

That includes embracing innovative approaches such as TeamBirth NJ, a communication model that enhances patients’ experience, increases safety, and supports health equity. Virtua launched TeamBirth at Virtua Voorhees Hospital and the adjacent Virtua Midwifery Birth & Wellness Center in 2022, followed by Virtua Mount Holly Hospital this year.

In addition, this spring Virtua led activities supporting Black Maternal Health Week, which brings attention to the alarming rate of maternal mortality for U.S. Black women – two to three times higher than for other races and ethnic groups.

To learn more, visit Virtua’s Maternity Services or call 888-VIRTUA-3.

About Virtua Health: 
Virtua Health is an academic health system committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. Virtua’s 14,000 colleagues provide tertiary care, including renowned cardiology and transplant programs, complemented by a community-based care portfolio. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 40 ambulatory surgery centers, and more than 350 other locations, Virtua brings health services directly into communities through Hospital at Home, physical therapy and rehabilitation, mobile screenings, and its paramedic program.

Virtua has 2,850 affiliated doctors and other clinicians, and its specialties include orthopedics, advanced surgery, and maternity. Virtua is academically affiliated with Rowan University, leading research, innovation, and immersive education at the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Life Sciences of Rowan University. Virtua is also affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics.

As a not-for-profit, Virtua is committed to the well-being of the community and provides innovative outreach programs that address social challenges affecting health, most notably the “Eat Well” food access initiative, which includes the unparalleled Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. A Magnet-recognized health system, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment. For more information, visit To help Virtua make a difference, visit

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