I find it extremely important that if you do choose a hospital birth, you should know about that hospital. One of my first questions would be "what's your c/section rate?". Most don't have a clue, lucky for us we stumbled upon this great site and article that opens our eyes to the $100 question!
I know a lot of these hospitals listed are very "pro natural birth" but when you see the stats, you sometimes wonder. It's important to know, the more you know the better!
I'd love to see a comparison graph that included epidurals....hmm.