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Newly Completed Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General Achieves Level II Licensure in Neonatal and Maternity Care

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Caroline Fienga
Public Relations Specialist

Newly Completed Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General
Achieves Level II Licensure in Neonatal and Maternity Care

Offers higher-level maternity, newborn care in southwestern Cuyahoga and northern Medina Counties

Middleburg Heights, OH (Friday, July 22, 2022) – Southwest General is proud to announce that its new Cosgrove Maternity Center has received licensure from the Ohio Department of Health as a Level II Neonatal and Maternity Care Program. This designation makes the Cosgrove Maternity Center the only Level II facility serving southwestern Cuyahoga and northern Medina Counties.

Expanding upon Level I abilities, Level II accreditation adds a higher level of care for moms and babies, including:

  • Care for appropriate moderate to high-risk antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum conditions
  • Elevated maternity services: from Level I (35+ weeks of pregnancy) to Level II (32+ weeks of pregnancy)
  • Broader neonatal care for babies who:
    • Are born up to eight weeks premature (at or after 32 weeks gestation)
    • Weigh at least 3.3 pounds (1500 grams)
    • Need special care for temporary breathing problems, feeding issues, jaundice, low blood sugar or other complications
      These infants will receive care in the Cosgrove Maternity Center’s Level II Special Care Nursery, which opened this week
  • 24/7 access to a team of specialists experienced in maternity and newborn care

“For generations, families have trusted us with their care during one of the most exciting times of their lives—becoming new parents,” said William A. Young, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Southwest General. “Now, families-to-be can rest easier knowing that our Level II Cosgrove Maternity Center will provide them with easy access to a higher level of newborn and maternity care from an experienced team of skilled nurses, obstetricians and specialists, including board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and others.

“At our Level II facility, women can feel confident that they and their newborn will receive high-quality care, even when circumstances for higher-level resources are needed,” said Young.

Should additional needs present, Southwest General will work closely with its partner, University Hospitals, to stabilize and transfer mom and baby.

The new Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General is the result of a recently completed multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation project. In addition to offering Level II care, the Center is designed to support an exceptional birth experience, and features:

  • 10 labor and delivery suites, including two hydrotherapy suites for labor
  • 19 postpartum suites
  • State-of-the-art operating rooms for Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries
  • A Well-Baby Nursery (in addition to the Level II Special Care Nursery)
  • Family-friendly visitor waiting areas and support spaces

“We have truly thought of everything in the new Center,” adds Young. “Not only have we elevated our level of care but also the Center has been designed with the comforts of home in mind—including soft, soothing colors and nature-inspired artwork to help parents feel relaxed and promote an inviting atmosphere for mom and baby—all closer to home.”

The Cosgrove Maternity Center also offers a range of services designed to help parents before and after their baby is born, including childbirth and family life classes with convenient online options to accommodate busy lifestyles and/or safety restrictions.

To learn more, or to schedule an interview with a Southwest General representative, contact Caroline Fienga, public relations specialist, at 216-299-7727 or

About Southwest General
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 363-bed acute care facility located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit or find Southwest General on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.