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MetroHealth Awarded on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 List

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The MetroHealth System has been recognized as one of the best maternity hospitals by Newsweek in its 2022 list. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

MetroHealth has provided pregnancy care to the community for over 90 years, including over 160,000 babies born at MetroHealth since its current Labor & Delivery suites were opened in 1974.

“Our nurses, midwives and physicians continue to lead the way in helping thousands of families to grow through family-centered care with complex care as needed. Our patients, our community and our mission drive us,” said Dr. Brian Mercer, Department Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroHealth.

“Through our research programs, we have brought treatments that are now available across the country and have made now proven therapies to our own community before they became available elsewhere,” Mercer said.

Newsweek and Statista used a complex method to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation:

·       Nationwide online survey: hospital managers and health care professionals with knowledge about maternity processes e.g. Midwives, neonatal and OB/GYNs were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the US

·       Medical KPIs on hospitals with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care

·       Results from patient surveys

“In addition to our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University for over 100 years, MetroHealth has led the way in teaching generations of physicians, Ob/Gyns and high-risk pregnancy specialists to serve our community and beyond,” said Dr. Mercer.

MetroHealth will continue this work in the new birthing center when it opens in The Glick Center this winter. It will include 10 labor and delivery rooms, private rooms with space for families, a continued care nursery, wireless fetal monitoring systems and a state-of-the-art NICU.

The full awards list can be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit