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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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Florida Levels of Maternal Care Verified Hospitals

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) works in partnership with The Joint Commission to voluntarily assess and verify Florida maternity hospitals that meet national standards for Levels of Maternal Care. These standards are established by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. The standards describe the specific components of care needed to provide high quality care for every patient, from uncomplicated pregnancies to the most complex. Verification is based on their specified level of maternal care from “Basic Care” to serving as a “Regional Perinatal Health Care Center.” To reduce maternal mortality and maternal complications, all of Florida’s mothers should be delivered at a hospital meeting national standards based on their medical and pregnancy risk.

Through the Florida Levels of Maternal Care (LOMC) program, the following Florida maternity hospitals have been verified to meet national recommendations for providing high-quality maternity care. The verification process includes on-site visit and review. Hospitals are verified for specific levels of maternal care in order to better care for mothers who have high risk medical conditions and complications.

 

Which hospital level should I go to?

Each of the following levels provide high quality obstetrical care for pregnant women meeting national guidelines for providing care. These hospitals have also made formal arrangements with specialists for consultation and referral if the medical need were to arise. Your obstetrical provider can readily advise you on whether your pregnancy might need more than basic obstetrical care.

Level I Florida Maternity Hospitals

Provide quality obstetrical care for healthy pregnant women by meeting national guidelines for providing “Basic Care.” These hospitals can serve the majority of pregnant women.

  • AdventHealth Heart of Florida      Davenport, FL

Level II Florida Maternity Hospitals

Provide quality obstetrical care for healthy pregnant women and pregnant women with many complications by meeting national guidelines for providing “Basic Care and Specialty Care.” These hospitals can serve pregnant women with the more common complications and conditions.

  • AdventHealth Altamonte                                          Altamonte Springs, FL
  • AdventHealth Celebration                                       Celebration, FL
  • AdventHealth Winter Park                                       Winter Park, FL
  • Cape Coral Hospital                                                Cape Coral, FL
  • Tallahassee Memorial Hospital                                Tallahassee, FL

Level III Florida Maternity Hospitals

Provide quality obstetrical care for healthy pregnant women and pregnant women with most complications by meeting national guidelines for providing “Basic Care and Sub-Specialty Care.” These hospitals can serve pregnant women with most complications and conditions.

  • Lakeland Regional Health                                        Lakeland, FL
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center                                     Miami Beach, FL
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital                                     Sarasota, FL
  • Halifax Health                                                           Daytona Beach, FL

Level IV Florida Maternity Hospitals

Provide quality obstetrical care for healthy pregnant women and pregnant women with almost all complications by meeting national guidelines for providing “Basic Care and Sub-Specialty Care,” and serving as a “Regional Perinatal Center.” These hospitals can serve pregnant women with almost all complications and conditions.

  • Advent Health Orlando                                             Orlando, FL
  • South Miami Hospital                                                Miami, FL
  • UF Health Shands Hospital                                      Gainesville, FL
  • Memorial Regional Hospital                                      Hollywood, FL
  • Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies           Orlando, FL