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Obstetrics & Gynecology Physician Referral Guide

Obstetrics & Gynecology Referral Guide

University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital, part of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is the only hospital in Ohio dedicated solely to the unique health care needs of women. From minimal-intervention “high-touch” birth experiences to management of the most complex comorbidities, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital provides individualized, evidence-based and appropriate care at every level, for every patient.



Evidence-based quality care. High-touch compassion. Unique patient experiences. Outstanding patient outcomes.

Combining deeply compassionate care with the advanced technologies and practices of a major academic center, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital can offer your patients an array of diagnostic and therapeutic options, access to new treatment modalities and clinical trials, and unmatched focus on multidisciplinary women’s health care including:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine and Neonatal Care
  • Female Behavioral Medicine and Sexual Health
  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital experts are members of University Hospitals Women’s Health Institute.

UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for gynecologic care.

World-class expertise and fully integrated care is reflected in the many advantages found only at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital:

  • The largest nurse-midwifery program in Northeast Ohio
  • Outstanding quality metrics based in a culture of continuous quality improvement
  • Highly collaborative partnership with UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, including renowned Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Level IIIc Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for single-site, seamless continuity of care
  • World-class expertise in Women’s Behavioral Medicine and Sexual Health, integrated with every OB/GYN division
  • Leading-edge treatments for women’s urinary incontinence and pelvic pain
  • Focus on a broad range of initiatives to provide best outcomes for mothers and babies
  • Unique collaborative clinics and group models of care for better management of diabetes in pregnancy, preconception planning, bleeding disorders, prenatal and postpartum education, etc. This multidisciplinary approach encompasses the expertise of other UH specialists at UH Seidman Cancer Center, UH Urology Institute, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute and UH Neurological Institute.

Beyond referral for specialized medical care, we encourage you to consider our UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital staff as a trusted partner to assist you in providing superior care to your patients through consultation and conversation. Above all, you have our assurance of respect for your patient relationships. The knowledge, resources and expertise of our clinicians as well as our academic and research relationships are available to assist you with complex medical issues by phone or email at any time. We are here for you, your practice and your patients.

Collaborative clinics

Outstanding outcomes for mothers and babies

In our physicians’ offices, in outpatient clinics, in our health center locations and within UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is providing special places for women; not only in terms of compassionate, understanding care, but also in initiatives and evidence-based labor practices that lead to the quality outcomes we all expect, even for higher-risk patients. Outcomes

These include remarkably low rates for C-section, episiotomy and preterm delivery without medical indication; very robust statistics for successful trial of labor/vaginal birth after cesarean (TOLAC/VBAC); and 100 percent adherence in steroid administration for
preterm delivery over the past two years.

UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is one of an elite group of hospitals nationwide designated as a “Best Fed Beginnings” baby-friendly hospital for breastfeeding initiatives. 

UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is one of an elite group of hospitals nationwide designated as a “Best Fed Beginnings” baby-friendly hospital for breastfeeding initiatives.

Everyone at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital – from secretaries to physicians – has undergone “Team STEPPS” (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) training, designed to enhance teamwork, safety, communication and, ultimately, patient outcomes.

Core patient safety


Learn more about UH MacDonald Women's Hospital Divisions:

Behavioral Medicine
Community Obstetrics & Gynecology
General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nurse Midwifery
Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinolgoy & Infertility
Female Felvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

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