A care “pathway” helps pregnant substance abusers obtain health insurance, obstetrics care, substance abuse counseling, and other services, allowing the vast majority of these women to give birth to babies with viable birth weight who are free of illicit substances.
A 10-week, hospital-based support group offers information, education, and support to women suffering from postpartum depression, leading to reduced incidence of depression and increased life satisfaction.
A high school–based clinic added an obstetrics care coordination program to provide pregnant Hmong and African-American students with comprehensive and culturally sensitive prenatal care, education, support, and referrals to community resources. The program has led to increased knowledge and confidence among teens and good birth outcomes.
A multifaceted program in a rural, community hospital reduced mean decision-to-incision time for emergency cesarean deliveries and increased adherence to guidelines that recommend that such deliveries begin in less than 30 minutes.
Multidisciplinary teams rehearse the most common emergency situations that can occur during a delivery, leading to improved responses and better outcomes during real emergencies.
By “nesting” a weekly gynecologic clinic into their HIV program, Christiana Care reduces barriers to screening and preventive care for female patients.
Regions Hospital improved the safety and reliability of labor and delivery care by adopting standardized protocols and processes to guide care, along with strategies to improve communication among providers.
As part of a system-wide effort to transform inpatient care and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths, Seton Healthcare Family developed and implemented a comprehensive set of practices that collectively led to a substantial reduction in the incidence of birth trauma.
A hospital's obstetrics and gynecology residency training clinic used Six Sigma methodologies to identify and address inefficiencies in workflow.
Statewide telehealth ANGELS (Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System) initiative connects rural Arkansas women who have high-risk pregnancies to specialty prenatal consultations and tertiary services and improves mother and infant outcomes.