The Centers of Excellence for Perinatal Substance Use is a new certification program created by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), and the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA).
This certificate recognizes hospitals for their important role in supporting people with a substance use disorder who give birth, and acknowledges the significant progress of birthing hospitals who follow best practices in perinatal care.
This program and only available for birthing hospitals. Birth centers and community health clinics are not yet eligible.
What does it mean to be a Center of Excellence for Perinatal Substance Use?
Substance use during pregnancy is an important patient safety issue. The prenatal and postpartum period presents a unique and important opportunity to:
By becoming a Center of Excellence for Perinatal Substance Use, you:
Hospitals who apply and successfully meet all the required criteria will receive: