Perinatal Regionalization Redesignation
Due to changes in standards of care, medical technology, hospital mergers and the health care system in general, the NYS DOH is working with IPRO in a multi-year process to review and update the standards for perinatal hospital level requirements, conduct site visits, assign new designations, and development of performance measures for perinatal hospitals and birthing centers. This includes the development of an Expert Panel of clinicians, hospital associations and other partners and stakeholders to provide input into updated standards of perinatal care. For the first time, these standards will also include birthing centers and midwifery-led birthing centers to ensure women and babies in New York State have access to a full continuum of quality perinatal care.
This web page will provide project updates as they become available.
Panel members may access the IPRO perinatal portal by clicking here: Perinatal Discussion Group