Out of Hospital Births

Out-of-Hospital (OOH)/Community Births was selected as a UWNQC focus because of the growing percentage of planned out-of-hospital births in Utah. Utah ranks in the top five states nationally for planned out of hospital births at 3.2% in 2015. The goals of the committee are to analyze the current state of OOH births in Utah, to identify maternal and neonatal safety issues related to OOH births and create statewide actions items addressing the recognized safety issues.

UWNQC Committee Reports

Develop out-of-hospital and community birth resources, 2021

The transfer feedback survey was updated to include patient feedback and promotion of the survey has begun. The committee provided feedback on the content for the EMS and out-of-hospital provider online modules. An infographic on out-of-hospital births was created. The transfer forms were updated and streamlined. Presentations to share committee progress were given to the Alaska Out of Hospital Birth Group and the Utah Midwives Organization Conference.

2020 Out of Hospital Births Committee Progress

Join Us

Committee Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom and all are welcome. Contact uwnqc@utah.gov to be added to the email distribution and to verify the date of the next meeting.

Out of Hospital/Community Birth Resources

Training Resources

Utah Out-of-Hospital Birth Symposium: Session 1 – Overview of Out of Hospital Births in Utah
Out of Hospital Births Symposium: Session 2 – The Birth Transfer Process
Out of Hospital Births Symposium: Session 3 – Utah Best Practice Guidelines – Transfer to Hospital from Planned out of Hospital Birth

Transfer Resources

Hospital Specific Transfer Guidelines

If you need to create a transfer guideline, use our Transfer Guideline Template.

Visitor policies included in these guidelines are subject to change in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Current visitor policies can be clarified by calling the Labor and Delivery Unit at each hospital as listed in its guideline. 

Alta View Hospital (Sandy)

American Fork Hospital

Ashley Regional Medical Center (Vernal)

Bear River Valley Hospital (Tremonton)

Beaver Valley Hospital

Blue Mountain Hospital (Blanding)

Brigham City Community Hospital

Cache Valley Hospital (North Logan)

Castleview Hospital (Price)

Cedar City Hospital

Central Valley Medical Center (Nephi)

Davis Hospital and Medical Center (Layton)

Delta Community Hospital

Fillmore Community Hospital

Garfield Memorial Hospital (Panguitch)

Gunnison Valley Hospital (Gunnison)

Heber Valley Hospital

Intermountain Medical Center (Murray)

Intermountain St. George Hospital

Jordan Valley Medical Center (West Jordan)

Jordan Valley Medical Center, West Valley Campus

Kane County Hospital (Kanab)

Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful)

Layton Hospital

LDS Hospital (Salt Lake City)

Logan Regional Hospital

Lone Peak Hospital (Draper)

McKay Dee Hospital (Ogden)

Moab Regional Hospital

Mountain Point Medical Center (Lehi)

Mountain View Hospital (Payson)

Mountain West Medical Center (Tooele)

Ogden Regional Medical Center

Orem Community Hospital

Park City Hospital

Riverton Hospital

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

San Juan Hospital (Monticello)

Sanpete Valley Hospital (Mount Pleasant)

Sevier Valley Hospital (Richfield)

St. Mark’s Hospital (Salt Lake City)

Timpanogos Regional Hospital (Orem)

Uintah Basin Medical Center (Roosevelt)

University of Utah Health (Salt Lake City)

Utah Valley Hospital (Provo)

If you are interested in printed copies of the resources listed, please contact us at uwnqc@utah.gov or call  (801) 273-2856.