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Maternity Services

Expecting? Expect the Very Best.

Baby’s first moments in this word are precious, and we are honored to be an integral part of that sacred time when babies and parents see each other for the very first time. 

Our maternity hospitals have been named among the best by the experts, including Newsweek, the Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee State Department of Health. And, our birthing centers are the only ones in our area to be awarded these incredible honors recognizing excellence in maternity care for your baby’s best start in life.

Covenant Health welcomes more babies into this world than any other healthcare system in East Tennessee.

Maternity Awards and Recognitions

Newsweek Best Maternity Hospital

Recognizes best practices and outcomes in maternity care, including promoting breastfeeding, avoiding unnecessary C-sections and adhering to appropriate guidelines to keep mothers and babies safe through birth.

BEST for Babies Award

This designation from the Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee State Department of Health recognizes our hospitals’ commitment to higher rates of breastfeeding, safe sleep a practices and avoiding early deliveries.


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Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

Recognizes hospitals for providing education and vital tools about safe sleep to the parents of newborns.

Safe Sleep Certification

Learn more about Covenant Health’s top-rated maternity hospitals:

Cumberland Medical Center

With private birthing suites, a celebratory meal for parents, childbirth education classes and supportive physician and nursing staff, Cumberland Medical Center welcomes more than 700 babies each year to families of the Cumberland Plateau. Learn more about our birthing center.

Named a Newsweek Best Maternity Hospital

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

We’ve welcomed babies into this world for more than 100 years, including delivering more than 3,000 babies each year. And through our special partnership with the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center high-risk experts and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital specialists, we’ve served thousands of women in East Tennessee, delivering more than 20,000 high-risk babies. Learn more about Fort Sanders Regional’s maternity and high-risk pregnancy programs, and take a virtual tour of our birthing center.

Named a 2019 BEST for Babies and Safe Sleep-certified Hospital

LeConte Medical Center

Named after Dolly Parton who donated $100,000 to create a birthing center in her native Sevier County, the Dolly Parton Birthing Center at LeConte is a modern, comfortable and family-oriented facility, providing both the personal attention and medical technology for a memorable and pleasant birthing experience. Learn more about our beautiful birthing center nestled at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Named a Newsweek Best Maternity Hospital and Safe Sleep-certified Hospital

Methodist Medical Center

The Family Birthing Center at Methodist features the amenities of a comfortable, family-centered maternity hospital and is backed by high-tech delivery rooms with state-of-the-art monitoring and life-support systems. With our focus on childbirth education and breastfeeding, our board-certified obstetricians, specially trained nursing staff, on-site pediatricians and board-certified lactation consultants, our Family Birthing Center prepares you and your little one for the first moments and life and beyond. Learn more about our birthing center.

Named a 2019 BEST for Babies and Safe Sleep-certified Hospital

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System

In its more than 125 year history, Morristown-Hamblen has introduced more than 50,000 babies into this world. The hospital’s The Women’s Center provides comprehensive, family-centered care, with experienced staff trained to care for a mothers with routine and high-risk pregnancies. Learn more about our birthing center.

Named a 2020 BEST for Babies Hospital

Parkwest Medical Center

Parkwest’s Childbirth Center creates special, lifelong memories through our family-centered approach to the birth of your child. Our caring team of physicians and childbirth professionals listen to your concerns and wishes, tailoring your labor and delivery experience to meet the needs your family. With resort-style accommodations, our cozy private suites allow you to experience labor, delivery, and recovery in the same location, with optimal comfort throughout your stay. Learn more about our childbirth center and take our virtual tour.

Named a 2019 BEST for Babies and Safe Sleep-certified Hospital