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February 23, 2024

Local Hospital Named ‘Best for Maternity Care’ and ‘High Performing’

UC Medical Center has been named a 2023-24 ‘Best Hospital for Maternity Care’ and ‘High Performing’ designation by U.S. News & World Report.

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

For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care and Birthing-Friendly Hospitals.

UC Medical Center

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.