Published on February 19, 2021

Genesis BirthCenter, Davenport Nationally Recognized By Newsweek As A Best Maternity Care Hospital

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Feb. 18, 2021 – The BirthCenter at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been recognized as one of the Newsweek Best Maternity Hospitals for 2021.

The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020.

The Genesis BirthCenter is the only Iowa maternity center and only regional center to earn Newsweek recognition.

This is a recognition of an entire team of Genesis professionals who strive to make sure moms and babies have a safe start together and a high-quality experience,’’ said Jordan Voigt, president of Genesis Medical Center, Davenport. “In the past year, there have been unique challenges for the BirthCenter team because of COVID-19. The team has responded to overcome each challenge with positive attitudes for the benefit of new moms and babies.’’

Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals nationwide” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities should be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As families continue to cope with the effects on the pandemic, this information can support Newsweek’s readership in planning for one of life’s most precious moments.”

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s rigorous standards for maternity care excellence. This includes achieving lower rates of C-Sections (NTSV), early elective delivery, and episiotomy, as well as assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section.

I would like to recognize all of our team. Their dedication to our patients and our community is what drives them,’’ said Kimberly Nimrick, RN, MSN nurse manager of Genesis BirthCenter, Davenport. “They live our mission each day.

“I am truly thankful for all of their talents that make Genesis the best place to grow families.”

Genesis BirthCenter, Davenport is one of less than 225 maternity units nationally to earn the Newsweek recognition.

About Genesis Health System:
Genesis Health System, its affiliates and partners, offer a continuum of health care services for a 12-county region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Our affiliates include: hospital care at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and DeWitt, Iowa and at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis and Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Ill.; home health and hospice services through Genesis VNA and Hospice; Genesis Workplace Services, including occupational health, employee assistance program and wellness services for employers and their employees; the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House; senior living communities; Genesis Health Group, with more than 330 health care providers; the Genesis Quad Cities Family Medicine Residency program; Genesis Psychology Associates; Genesis Convenient Care clinics; and, Genesis Home Medical Equipment. Partners include Crow Valley Surgery Center, Bettendorf; Center for Digestive Health, Bettendorf; Spring Park Surgery Center, Davenport; and, Genesis Imaging Centers. Genesis manages Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, Iowa. Genesis is one of the largest employers in the Quad Cities region with more than 5,000 employees. For more information, visit our website at