The Business of Delivering Babies
The Seventh Annual HealthGrades Maternity Care in American Hospital Study ranks a top hospital as one with fewer complications requiring intervention or hysteroscopy procedures. The average mom to be might add luxury to that formula, as well. Business gurus claim both components are necessary to be a top-rated hospital for maternity care. Consider some ways these hospitals distinguish themselves in the business of delivering babies.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is well-known for its luxurious birthing suites. Founded in 1955, UCLA Medical Center is a 10-story structure designed to be a welcoming environment offering world-class patient care. The birthing center specializes in all types of pregnancies including those considered high risk in need of hysteroscopy. The Santa Monica center offers new parents:
- Comfortable rooms with wood cabinets and soft lighting. Each features a flat-panel TV, Internet service and pullout sleep chairs for visitors.
- Fine dining room service or a family dining room for those who bring food into the suite
- Strict security with video surveillance and electronic security tags
The center deliveries over 2,100 baby a year and have a fully staffed neonatal intensive care unit.
Rose Medical Center
Located in the Mile-High City of Denver, the Rose Medical Center boasts a high-tech delivery environment. They offer a physician monitoring system that hooks into their phones, so doctors are always aware of labor progress whether in the hospital or not. The birthing rooms come equipped with:
- Birthing doula
- Jacuzzi tubs
- Flatscreen TVs
- Squat bars
- Birth balls
The faculty has six luxury suites with private chef services available. The hospital delivers around 3,700 babies a year and is equipped for emergencies such as hysteroscopy procedures with a functioning neonatal intensive care unit.
Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles
For the woman looking for spa-like comfort during delivery, Cedars-Sinai offers a deluxe maternity suite package. While waiting to give birth, mothers-to-be have access to in-room manicures and pedicures and other salon services. Cedars-Sinai is the only hospital in Los Angeles to win the Consumer Choice Award for:
- Best Overall Healthcare Quality
- Best Image
The hospital is a Magnet designation for nursing excellence, as well.
Mount Sinai Hospital
When a good view is an absolute necessity, women choose Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Mount Sinai is one of the oldest teaching hospitals in the U.S., and ranked one of the best by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital is nationally recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. Their luxury birthing suites offer:
- View of Central Park
- Muslin cotton swaddling blankets
- Massage therapy
- Laptops with Internet service
- Tea time
This center uses state of the art diagnostic services to manage high-risk pregnancies, is able to perform hysteroscopy procedures and has a neonatal ICU available for emergencies.
Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial
The name says it all for this highly rated facility in Nashville. The Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial offers a comprehensive care facility for moms. Their birthing suites come with:
- Concierge service
- Special VIP entrance
- Secured units
With full concierge service, there is little you can’t get while waiting to deliver. This hospital offers a maternal special care unit when hysteroscopy is necessary and neonatal center, as well.
Most hospitals provide more than adequate neonatal and postpartum care. The ones that understand luxury stand out, however. Deluxe birthing suites with resort style amenities are what draw high rollers to the facility. If delivering babies is a business, than hospitals must create environments that make mothers and families feel pampered as well as manage their labor and baby care.