UC Medical Center is also one of the three hospitals in Cincinnati that was named a 2023 ‘Birthing-Friendly’ hospital by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)!
These rankings are designed to help expectant parents and their doctors identify hospitals and health systems committed to providing high-quality maternity care.
In order to receive a ‘Birthing-Friendly’ designation from CMS, a hospital needs to provide high-quality maternity care, have evidence-based quality interventions in hospital settings to improve maternal health plus participate in a national perinatal quality improvement collaborative program – and UC Medical Center has proven all of that!
In addition, UC Medical Center is the first and only Level IV maternity hospital in Greater Cincinnati, and one of only seven Level IV maternity hospitals in Ohio. A Level IV maternity hospital is a regional perinatal healthcare center that is able to utreat the most complex medical conditions during pregnancy, labor and postpartum
UC Medical Center is also home to the region’s first and only Obstetrical Emergency Care Center, which provides emergency care to expectant mothers and babies after 16 weeks of gestation and up to two weeks post-delivery