October 1, 2013
For the seventh consecutive year, TriHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital delivered more babies than any other hospital in the state of Ohio during the 2012 calendar year. In 2012, Good Samaritan delivered 6,351 newborns, edging out Riverside Methodist (Columbus) Hospital's 6,224 deliveries. The data was compiled by the Ohio Department of Health and the Office of Vital Statistics.
TriHealth's Bethesda North Hospital was the only other Cincinnati hospital listed in the top ten (ranking 8th) with 4,134 deliveries during 2012.
"It is an honor to again have attained this distinction and we are gratified our community has entrusted us with the privilege of being the place where more babies are born than anywhere else in Ohio," said Lori Uphaus, Administrator for Women's Services at TriHealth. "It is a reflection of the excellent quality and unsurpassed dedication of our physicians, midwives, nursing and support staff who have the knowledge and experience to provide whatever care is necessary, never forgetting that each and every birth is so very special."
During the year, Good Samaritan delivered 201 sets of twins and 20 sets of triplets. The female births outnumbered the males by 229. Thirty-nine Emma's arrived safely at Good Samaritan during the year, edging out the 36 William's born. Other popular names included Mason (35), Benjamin (33); and Lilly and Grace (29 apiece).