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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.

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building and the 25 acres of green space around it are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth broke ground on its new hospital in 2019. The project is being financed with nearly $1 billion the system borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 40% and its number of employees by 21%. Today, its staff of 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75% of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

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