Certification

The Voluntary Certification Program (VCP) is a peer review/quality assurance process for the purposes of reducing morbidity and mortality and improving the care of patients.


Certification of a facility demonstrates the facility recognizes and supports Arizona’s regionalized perinatal care health care system.


Participation in the VCP provides an ongoing multi-disciplinary comprehensive external review of a hospitals perinatal/neonatal care services.


Any licensed hospital providing perinatal/neonatal care services to Arizona’s residents is eligible for certification.

2012 Recommendations & Guidelines (R&G's)

  

The success of a collaborative regional perinatal health care system depends on the cooperation and partnership of all members of the perinatal/neonatal health care team. Towards the support of this concept, the R&G’s were developed by the community of perinatal/neonatal health care providers in Arizona.


The R&G’s are provided at no charge to Arizona hospitals.
Please contact info@azperinatal.org for purchase information.

  

The Guidelines include these areas:

  • Levels of Care
  • Personnel
  • Services
  • Equipment & Environment
  • Quality Management
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Education & Research
  • Community Outreach

Levels of Care

IN-HOSPITAL BIRTHING CENTERS – IHBC (Indian Health Services Only) 

Provide hospital services for un- complicated obstetrical patients (excluding cesarean delivery) and basic and transitional newborn care. Such centers should not electively deliver infants less than 37 weeks gestation.


PERINATAL CARE CENTERS – LEVEL I

Provide hospital services for low-risk obstetrical patients, including cesarean delivery and basic and transitional newborn care; such centers should not electively deliver infants less than 36 weeks gestation.


PERINATAL CARE CENTERS – LEVEL ll

Provides hospital services for selected high risk obstetrical patients and newborns requiring selective continuing care; such centers should not electively deliver infants less than 32 weeks gestation. 


PERINATAL CARE CENTERS – LEVEL IIE

Provide hospital services for high-risk obstetrical patients and newborns requiring selective continuing care; such centers should not electively deliver infants less than 28 weeks gestation.


PERINATAL CARE CENTERS – LEVEL III

Provide hospital services for all obstetrical and newborn patients including those patients requiring subspecialty and intensive care at all gestational ages.


FREESTANDING NEONATAL CARE CENTERS – LEVEL III

Provide hospital services for all newborns requiring subspecialty and intensive care at all gestational ages.

Certified Hospitals & Levels

  • Abrazo Arrowhead Campus (IIE)
  • Abrazo Central Campus (I)
  • Abrazo Scottsdale Campus (II)
  • Abrazo West Campus (II)
  • Banner Casa Grande Medical Center (II) with Specialized Services - Neonatal Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (Vapotherm®)
  • Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (II) with Specialized Services - Neonatal Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Banner Desert/Cardon Children’s Medical Center (III) with Specialized Services - Hypothermic Therapy for Neonatal Encephalopathy
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center (IIE)
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center (II) with Specialized Services - Neonatal Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Banner Ironwood Medical Center (II) with Specialized Services - Neonatal Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (Vapotherm®)
  • Banner Payson Medical Center (I)
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (III)
  • Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix (III) with Specialized Services - Placenta Accreta Program
  • Banner University Medical Center – Tucson (III)
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center (I)
  • Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital (I)
  • Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital - Tucson (IIE)
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center (IIE)
  • Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center (I)

  • Flagstaff Medical Center (IIE) 
  • Havasu Regional Medical Center (I)
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale – Osborn (II)
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale – Shea (III)
  • Kingman Regional Medical Center (I)
  • Maricopa Integrated Healthcare (III)
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (II) with Specialized Services - Neonatal Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (Vapotherm®) & Neonatal Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Mountain Vista Medical Center (II)
  • Northwest Medical Center (IIE)
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital (III) 
  • Phoenix Indian Medical Center (I)
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center (III)
  • Summit Healthcare & Regional Medical Center (II)
  • Sunrise Children’s Hospital - Las Vegas (III)
  • Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (II)
  • Tucson Medical Center (III)
  • Verde Valley Medical Center (I)
  • Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (I)
  • Whiteriver USPHS East Campus Indian Hospital (IHBC)
  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center - East Campus (II)
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center (IIE)


Pay Re-Certification / Membership Fees Online

To pay your Re-Certification and/or Membership Fees:

  • Click the PAY ONLINE button below, you will be taken to our form
  • Simply complete the required information and then click PROCESS ONLINE
  • You will then be taken to the PayPal site to process/complete your payment

Still have questions? Contact Amy Breitkreitz at amy@azperintal.org.