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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 is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth 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 research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

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