UnityPoint Health - Meriter is the largest birthing hospital in the state and has cared for generations of mothers and babies. Meriter's partnership with UW Health brings together the best physicians, nurses, technology and clinical research to advance the care of women, infants and families in our community.
In 2018, thousands of women received care in the Center for Perinatal Care and Birthing Center at Meriter:
- 8,960 visits to the Center for Perinatal Care
- 21,553 fetal diagnostic procedures/visits
- 4,803 births, including twins and other multiples
Donor generosity funded new furniture in the family lounge in the Birthing Center, supported telehealth patient monitoring for moms at risk of postpartum hypertension, and new communication boards in patient rooms. Philanthropy also supports certification training and educational opportunities for staff. Looking ahead, future funding needs will work to address racial disparities in birth outcomes and high infant mortality rates in the African American community.