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 and Guidelines for Perinatal Care Centers & Freestanding Neonatal Care Centers (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
       - Leadership
       - Clinical
       - Nursing
       - Clinical Support
  • Services
        - Administrative
        - Antepartum
        - Intrapartum
        - Postpartum
        - Neonatal
        - Developmental Care
        - Social Work/Case Management, etc.
  • Equipment & Environment
        - Obstetrical Unit
        - LDR
        - Newborn Care
        - Environment
  • Quality Management
        - Perinatal Committee Function
        - Quality/Data
        - Quality Improvement
        - Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Education & Research
        - Perinatal Education
        - Nursing
        - Physician and Advanced Care Practitioners
        - Patient and Family
        - Regional Outreach
        - Research
  • Community Outreach

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)

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (II)

Banner Desert/Cardon Children’s Medical Center (III) 

Banner Estrella Medical Center (IIE)

Banner Gateway Medical Center (II)

Banner Ironwood Medical Center (II)

Banner Payson Medical Center (I)

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (III)

Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix (III)

Banner University Medical Center – Tucson (III)

Canyon Vista Medical Center (II)

Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital (I)

Carondelet St. Joesph'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)

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.