Northeast Business Group on Health and Yelp Announce Partnership to Display Maternity Care Measures for New York City and Long Island Hospitals

May 8, 2019

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2019 -- 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, 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. These include:

  • 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 facility.
  • 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.