MetroHealth Listed as One of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals
Cleveland – The MetroHealth System is among the best maternity hospitals in the U.S., according to Newsweek’s recently released list.
Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities, to release its annual list of hospitals exhibiting excellent standards of care for both baby and mother.
The 2020 list features 231 entries in 36 states. To be considered, hospitals had to demonstrate that they fully met Leapfrog's standard for the following measures:
- Early Elective Delivery - Leapfrog's target for all hospitals is 5% or less.
- NTSV C-Section - Leapfrog's target for all hospitals is 23.9% or less.
- Episiotomy - Leapfrog's target for all hospitals is 5% or less.
- Newborn Bilirubin Screening Prior to Discharge - Leapfrog's target rate is 90% or greater.
- Appropriate DVT Prophylaxis in Women Undergoing Cesarean Delivery - Leapfrog's target rate is 90% or greater
“We are very pleased that Newsweek has recognized MetroHealth as having one of the top maternity services in the country. We are fortunate to have excellent medical, nursing and support staff – all of whom are essential to providing our patients high-quality, patient-centered care,” says Brian Mercer, MD, Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of The Women’s Center.
In 2019, there were approximately 3,000 live births at MetroHealth. To find a detailed look at MetroHealth’s scores, visit this link.
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 four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.