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April 11, 2024

Bethesda North Hospital Recognized for Supporting Black Maternal Health


TriHealth, Cincinnati’s nationally-recognized health care system, is pleased to announce that Bethesda North Hospital has been recognized for its success in supporting Black maternal health by U.S. News & World Report for Black Maternal Health Week 2024.

U.S. News’ analysis of all High-Performing Maternity Care Hospitals in the U.S. identified just 26 hospitals nationwide achieving excellent outcomes for cesarean section and unexpected newborn complications among Black parents.

U.S. News identified hospitals that were rated High Performing in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, served at least 20 Black patients per year and had newborn complication rates of less than 2.62 percent and C-section rates of less than 23.9 percent (among hospitals providing a higher level of care) or 23.6 percent (among hospitals not providing a higher level of care) among Black patients.

“As part of Getting Health Care Right, TriHealth has prioritized identifying and responding to racial disparities across all areas of health care, including and especially care for new mothers and their babies,” TriHealth TITE, NAME said. “We understand that, statistically, Black moms are more likely to face health complications during childbirth than any other race, regardless of education and socioeconomic factors. These statistics have motivated us to ensure the safest care possible for Black mothers and their babies, and we appreciate that those efforts are being acknowledged.”

“For Black Maternal Health Week 2024, we celebrate hospitals’ success in their important work supporting and advancing Black maternal health as part of U.S. News’ ongoing commitment to health equity and our support of women’s access to maternity care,” said Jennifer Winston, Ph.D., health data scientist at U.S. News.

A hospital that has earned a High Performing designation may be a good option for parents, in consultation with their medical provider, to consider.

Founded by Black Mamas matter Alliance (BMMA), Black Maternal Health Week is held every April as part of National Minority Health Month; this year is the seventh annual observation of Black Maternal Health Week.

More about TriHealth
TriHealth is hospitals, physicians and the community working together to help people live better. We provide clinical, educational, preventive and social programs through Bethesda North, Bethesda Butler, Good Samaritan and McCullough-Hyde hospitals, and more than 140 other locations throughout Greater Cincinnati. This includes an ambulatory network, physician practices, research division, employer-based health services, hospice care and fitness and health facilities. Learn more at,, @TriHealth on Twitter and at

About U.S. News & World Report
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