A report from the March of Dimes shows a long-term decline in Indiana's premature birth rate.
Indiana's premature birth rate has dropped from 12 percent in 2009 to 11 percent last year.
Columbus Regional Hospital is no longer inducing early births for convenience's sake after partnering with March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes gave Indiana a "C" rating for premature births, up from a "D" last year.
March of Dimes gives Indiana a score of D for its number of pre-term births.