Out of Hospital Births

2019 Out of Hospital Births Committee Progress

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.

Out of Hospital/Community Birth Resources

Join Us

Committee Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00-4:30 pm at the Utah Department of the Health, Highland Building ( 3760 South Highland Drive Salt Lake City) and you may join via phone. Contact uwnqc@utah.gov to be added to the email distribution and to verify the date of the next meeting.

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

Don’t see your local hospital below? Work with the hospital to create a transfer guideline: 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. 

Alta View Hospital (Sandy)

American Fork Hospital

Ashley Regional Medical Center (Vernal)

Brigham City Community Hospital

Cedar City

Davis Hospital and Medical Center (Layton)

Dixie Regional Medical Center (St. George)

Garfield Memorial Hospital (Panguitch)

Gunnison Valley Hospital (Gunnison)

Heber Valley Hospital

Intermountain Medical Center (Murray)

Jordan Valley Medical Center (West Jordan)

Layton Hospital

LDS Hospital (Salt Lake City)

Logan Regional Hospital

Lone Peak Hospital (Draper)

McKay Dee Hospital (Ogden)

Mountain View Hospital (Payson)

Mountain West Medical Center (Tooele)

Ogden Regional Medical Center

Orem Community Hospital

Park City Hospital

Riverton Hospital

Sanpete Valley Hospital (Mount Pleasant)

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