We are recognized by Newsweek as a “Best Maternity Hospital”

We are named among “Best Maternity Hospitals 2020” by Newsweek. The distinction was awarded to 231 facilities in 36 states and Cumberland Medical Center is one of only four hospitals in Tennessee to be included.

Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities, to determine the elite hospitals for maternity care. The list is based on standards of excellence in maternity care, including achieving low rates of C-section, episiotomy and early elective deliveries, and following specific protocols to protect mothers and babies. 

Nearly 700 babies are born annually in the hospital’s private 12-bed maternity suite. OB-GYNs on the medical staff who deliver newborns at CMC include Brad Leath, MD; William Smith, MD, and Andy Szaflarski, MD.

Private Birthing Suites

Our Cumberland Medical Center maternity suites provide family’s with a warm and welcoming environment. While you’re in labor, our  nurses will help will help comfort you by monitoring your progress and communicating closely with the physician.

Our new maternity suites provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and are well-equipped to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures. Each suite is a private, full labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum room. Each room is provided with a private bathroom and shower, a window to provide natural light, a private phone line, television and rocking chair as well as comfortable sleeping accommodations for your support person.

Many women find their birthing experience is more comfortable when they have someone close to them by their side. A support person may accompany you through your delivery. Your support person may also accompany you if a cesarean birth is necessary.

Families usually spend up to two hours in the Labor and Delivery suite after the birth of their baby. This is a time for you to bond with your baby and rest following your delivery. Grandparents may visit at this time. We make every effort to keep you and your baby together after delivery, even if a cesarean birth is required.

Childbirth Education Classes

Cumberland Medical Center offers childbirth education classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child. Topics covered are:

  • Nutrition, Diet and Weight Gain
  • Labor and Birth
  • Signs of Labor
  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • Infant Care: Bathing, Grooming and Diapering
  • Breast and Bottle Feeding

Classes are free. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required for all classes. To register or to learn more, call (931) 459-7263.

About Our Team

Our OB/GYN hospital team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and a bilingual (Spanish) staff of medical assistance representatives and financial counselors. Interpretation services are available onsite.

Newborn Celebration Meal

A Celebration Meal is offered to new parents after the birth of their baby. Before the baby and mother are discharged from the hospital, the proud parents are given a choice of grilled flank steak, smoky mountain bbq, or chicken cordon blue complete with sides and condiments. The tray arrives to the mother’s room on a cart draped in white linen with linen napkins and a congratulatory cake and sparkling grape juice.


Cumberland Medical Center is a proud member of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network.