Northeast Business Group on Health and Yelp Announce Partnership to Display Maternity Care Measures for New York City and Lon...
Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), the New York-based
employer-led coalition of healthcare stakeholders, and Yelp Inc.
(NYSE:YELP), the leader in connecting people with great local
businesses, today announced a partnership to add onto Yelp pages
maternity care measures for the roughly 50 New York City and Long
Island hospitals that provide maternity care services.
Under the partnership, NEBGH will provide Yelp with maternity
care data from ExpectNY.com, a website NEBGH runs that includes
publicly-available, searchable data on maternity procedures and
practices at all New York City and Long Island hospitals that
deliver babies. The maternity care measures that Yelp will display
on the New York City and Long Island hospitals’ pages are among the
most important ones for expecting mothers and families to learn
about and take into consideration when planning to give birth.
- C-section Rate (NTSV) - The percentage of
Caesarean section deliveries in “low-risk” pregnancies to mothers
having their first baby.
- Breastfeeding Rate - The percentage of
newborns fed only breastmilk before discharge from this
- Episiotomy Rate - How often episiotomies are
performed at this facility.
- VBAC Rate - How often vaginal births among
women with a prior C-section occur at this facility.
“We are excited to join forces with Yelp and make this
information about maternity care more widely available to expectant
parents in New York City and Long Island,” said Candice Sherman,
Chief Executive Officer of NEBGH. “We believe transparency of
this information is vital so that expecting mothers and their
families are empowered to ask questions about the plans in place
for their childbirth, and understand factors that can impact their
childbirth experience, their health and the health of their newborn
“The wide variation in maternity care is well known with studies
showing that a woman's chances of having a c-section has more to do
with the hospital she chooses to deliver in than with her own
medical risks, or her baby's,” said Amy Sezak, vice president of
communications and public relations at Yelp. “Yelp is committed to
surfacing important information that is often not easily accessible
to consumers, so that we can empower them to make informed
decisions. By working with NEBGH to display maternity care data on
Yelp, we hope expecting parents can make a more educated decision
about the type of facility that best fits their childbirth
The partnership with NEBGH is the latest in a series of Yelp’s
initiatives to make valuable information about maternity and health
care more accessible to consumers. Yelp already shares
maternity care data in California through the California Health
Care Foundation, and medical data with consumers via
NEBGH is an employer-led coalition of benefits leaders and other
healthcare stakeholders with the mission of empowering members to
drive excellence in health and achieve the highest value in
healthcare delivery and the consumer experience. The
organization provides employers with help in obtaining the most
value out of each healthcare dollar they spend and provides
guidance in managing high-cost employee conditions through
multi-stakeholder projects, publications and educational
programming. NEBGH makes employers’ voices heard in efforts to
transform healthcare, including playing a key role in New York
State’s State Innovation Model project on primary care.
About Yelp Inc.
Yelp Inc. (www.yelp.com) connects people with great local
businesses. With unmatched local business information, photos and
review content, Yelp provides a platform for consumers to discover,
interact and transact with local businesses of all sizes. Yelp was
founded in San Francisco in July 2004.
Media contact: Jennifer Fucci Northeast
Business Group on Health email@example.com 212.252.7440, ext.
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