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These are the best hospitals in Spain to give birth: 2022 ranking

When we are in the final stretch of our pregnancy and we think about childbirth, it is normal to feel uncertainty and nervousness, especially if it is our first time. For many women, it is important to know well the hospital where they will give birth, and even to have good references that help them face the moment in a more relaxed and confident way.

If this is your case, you may be interested in consulting the “Health Reputation Monitor” (MRS), an independent report that has been carried out for the eighth consecutive year, and which analyzes the reputation of public and private hospitals in Spain , both at a general level as for specialties.

We have consulted which are the 15 best valued hospitals in the area of Gynecology and Obstetrics : eight of them are in Madrid, three in Barcelona, and one in each of the cities of Valencia, Navarra, Seville and Granada. Do you want to know what they are?

The Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, La Paz and 12 de Octubre in Madrid, the best valued

The top five positions in the table have not changed in any way with respect to the last ranking published in 2020, and the best-rated hospitals in the specialty of Gynecology and Obstetrics continue to be distributed, as in previous years, between the cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

Thus, we see that the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona) is again considered for the second consecutive year as the best valued in this specialty. This position was won for the first time last year, after six years occupying the second position behind Hospital La Paz (Madrid).

For its part, La Paz Hospital, which had been leading the ranking since it began to be published in 2014, once again occupies the second position for the second year. Third, fourth and fifth place respectively goes to Hospital 12 de Octubre (Madrid), Hospital Vall D’Hebron (Barcelona) and Hospital Gregorio Marañón (Madrid), which maintain their positions with respect to the last published monitor.

The five best rated Spanish hospitals in the area of Gynecology and Obstetrics are public and are located in Madrid and Barcelona.

The private hospital Clínica Universidad de Navarra, which since 2018 had been occupying the eighth position, climbs two positions in 2022 and is in sixth place, unseating the La Fe hospital (Valencia), which falls to 12th place.

The seventh and eighth positions hardly change with respect to the 2020-21 ranking. Thus, the Virgen del Rocío Hospital (Seville) continues in seventh place and the Quirón Dexeus private hospital (Barcelona) climbs one position and is in eighth place in the table.

Movement of positions in the lower half of the ranking

If the first half of the table has hardly changed, the lower half is the one that registers the most movements with respect to the last ranking published in 2020-21.

After having disappeared from the classification last year, in 2022 the Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Madrid) will slip in again , occupying the ninth position in the area of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The biggest rise in the ranking in this specialty this year is experienced by the Jiménez Díaz Foundation (Madrid), which rises from position 13 that it occupied last year to number 10, once again recovering the place it held two years ago.

The 11th position is for the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital (Granada), which appears again in the classification since the last time it was included in the ranking, in 2014.

The biggest drop in ranking positions is for the La Fe hospital (Valencia), which drops from sixth position in 2020 to 12th position in 2022, displacing Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid), which drops to 13th position in the table.

Quirón Salud University Hospital (Madrid) slips into the 14th position of the best valued hospitals in the area of Gynecology and Obstetrics, after a year of absence in the ranking.

The last place in the table is for Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid), which falls four places with respect to the 2020 classification.

The Reina Sofía Hospital in Córdoba, the Quirón San José (Madrid) and the Bellvitge University Hospital (Barcelona) disappear from the ranking compared to the previous year .

How has the ranking been done?

Although we have analyzed the ranking of the best hospitals in the specialty of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Health Reputation Monitor has also produced rankings of the best hospitals in other medical specialties (including Paediatrics), the best hospitals in general, both public and private , as well as other rankings related to the health sector.

The reference monitor Merco has been in charge of preparing this report, which does not have funding or sponsorship from any public or private entity , and which has been carried out since 2014, being the only independent study that analyzes the reputation of all health Spanish.

To carry out the study, three evaluations were carried out:

  • The first is carried out by medical professionals (2,239 hospital specialist doctors and 301 family and community medicine doctors
  • The second assessment is carried out by 2,360 nurses, 241 hospital managers and managers, 267 nurse managers, 60 pharmaceutical company managers, 67 hospital pharmacy managers, 551 patient association managers, as well as 140 journalists and health informants. based on 16 reputation variables for clinical services
  • The previous evaluations are complemented by the third analysis of more than 3,010 specific objective indicators of 2,912 clinical services.

The production process has been subjected to an independent review by KPMG in accordance with the ISAE 3000 standard, and has the endorsement of the collegiate organizations of doctors and nurses, as well as the associations of patients and health journalists.

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