Oklahoma Children's Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Perinatal Care

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Children’s Hospital at OU Health has been awarded a Spotlight Hospital Award for excellence in perinatal care by the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative.

The hospital also received special recognition for being the only hospital attaining the Spotlight Hospital Award for all five years the award has been presented.

Spotlight Hospital Awards recognize hospitals around Oklahoma for participation and sustained improvement in the following areas:

· Early elective deliveries

· Education to prevent abusive head trauma

· Modeling and promoting safe sleep practices

· Accurate newborn screening

· Creating an environment that is supportive of best practices in maternity care and breastfeeding

· Being prepared for obstetrical emergencies through training, guidelines and hospital resources

The awards were presented at the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Preparing for a Lifetime’s 10th Anniversary Summitheld September 20, in partnership with the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative.



At The Children’s Hospital, pediatric staff blends years of training with education, research and technology to improve the lives of children throughout the region. The obstetric emergency room at The Children’s Hospital is a regional referral center for the state, and the neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of newborn care in Oklahoma. Children’s is also home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City. With a family-centered approach to healing, Children’s offers resources from pet therapy to child life specialists who help families cope with hospitalization and illness. From advanced surgical services to general pediatrics, oncology care and more, The Children’s Hospital provides cutting-edge research and treatments through hospital-based and outpatient services. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com/childrens.


OU Health — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Health is the No. 1 ranked hospital system in Oklahoma, and its oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and OU Medical Center ranked in the Top 50 in the nation, in the 2019-2020 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.