Best Birth Centers in the Bay Area
These Birth Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: Kaiser Permanente. A dedicated team of physicians, nurses, midwives and lactation consultants provides a caring and family-centered experience. Multiple locations. www.kaiserpermanente.org.
Silver: John Muir Medical Center. 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 925-941-7900. www.johnmuirhealth.com.
Bronze: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Multiple locations. www.altabatessummit.org.
Gold: Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. Offers private, spacious suites with beds for family members and a rooftop patio garden, exclusive to the birth center. 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. 650-696-5656. www.mills-peninsula.org/birthcenter.
Silver (tie): Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. 650-497-8000. www.stanfordchildrens.org.
Silver (tie): Sequoia Hospital. 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Third Floor, Redwood City. 650-369-5811. www.sequoiahospital.org.
Bronze: Kaiser Permanente. 1100 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. 650-299-2000. www.kaiserpermanente.org.
Gold: Kaiser Permanente San Jose. The maternity unit receives high marks for featuring private labor and delivery suites, breastfeeding support and certified midwives as well physicians on staff. 250 Hospital Parkway, San Jose. 408-972-3000. healthy.kaiserpermanente.org.
Silver: Good Samaritan Hospital. 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose. 408-559-2011. www.goodsamsanjose.com.
Bronze: El Camino Hospital. 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. 650-940-7000; 815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos. 408-378-6131. www.elcaminohospital.org.
Gold: Kaiser Permanente. Strives to provide a friendly and warm environment to support families’ birthing experiences. The hospital delivers more than 3,000 babies a year. 2425 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. 415-833-2000. www.kaiserpermanente.org.
Silver: Marin General. 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. 415-925-7000. www.maringeneral.org.
Bronze: California Pacific Medical Center. 3700 California St., San Francisco. 415-600-6000. www.cpmc.org.