Midwife Program Information Highlights

  • UHCMC Midwifery Division is the largest midwifery group in Northeast Ohio and births approximately 25 percent of all babies born at MacDonald Women’s Hospital every year
  • Our UH Midwifery Network consists of 30 CNMs and NPs across four hospital locations in Northeast Ohio (CMC, Elyria, Portage, St. John)—plans for expansion to Ahuja and Samaritan in the next three years
  • UH’s highly successful Centering Pregnancy program is run by the Division of Nurse-Midwifery and is one of the largest in the country
    • Named Centering Healthcare’s Midwest Regional Leadership Partner in the Midwest in 2018
    • Over $6M in grant funding since 2010 – most recent:
      • Ohio Dept of Medicaid Round 2 Funding $65,000 (2019)
      • Ohio Dept of Medicaid Round 3 Funding $897,000 (2017-2019)
      • Ohio Dept of Health Racial Bias Training Funding $125,000 (2019)
      • Ohio Dept of Medicaid Round 4 Funding $897,000 (2020-2022)
    • Quality Outcomes: 2018 UH Centering Preterm Birth Rate 5.1% vs Cuyahoga County 12.2% and Cleveland 14.4% according to March of Dimes PTB report card (We have one of the highest PTB rates in the country)
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