Posts tagged with 'California'

From the Field: National Rally for Change

Our goal is to reduce the unnecessary induction and c-section rate in the US. This first project is meant to raise awareness and consciousness to the mainstream public. Our desire was for an event on such a mass scale that all major media outlets would pick up the story and continue to do stories both before and after the event.

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Filed in Clinical controversies, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Progress, Stories from the Field on Wed., Mar 28, 2012

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In the Literature: San Francisco General Hospital implements skin-to-skin care in the operating room for mothers and infants after cesarean surgery

The improvement team altered the process of care in the operating room to enable routine, early skin-to-skin contact after cesarean birth, with the aim of increasing the success of breastfeeding initiation.

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Filed in Blueprint, Care coordination, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Educational materials for health professionals, Performance measurement/reporting, Team building on Thu., Aug 11, 2011

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From the TMC blog: Charges for giving birth are all over the map. What’s the price tag in your state?

If you give birth in a Maryland hospital, your hospital will charge about $5500 if you have an uncomplicated vaginal birth and about $6800 if you have an uncomplicated cesarean section. Move just up the coast to New Jersey and triple or even quadruple those numbers. The hospital now charges more than $18,000 for the same vaginal birth and a whopping $26,000 for the same cesarean. Move to a state with a birth center, like California or Washington, and the facility charge drops to as low as $2000 for an uncomplicated vaginal birth.

How does your state measure up? Childbirth Connection has just posted Average Facility Labor and Birth Charges by Site and Method of Birth for the 35 states for which data are available.

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Filed in Blog, Costs - Charges - Value on Thu., Jul 14, 2011

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From the Field: Becoming a Baby Friendly Facility

We wanted to design a center where the needs of the mother and the baby come first. A place where every aspect of care is based on supporting natural birth and breastfeeding.

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Filed in Care coordination, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Decision making and choice, Disparities, Educational materials for health professionals, Performance measurement/reporting, Shared decision making, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Staffing/care coordination change, Stories from the Field, Team building on Thu., Jul 14, 2011

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From the Field: Achieving Quality Maternal Care Lecture Series

Blossom’s Achieving Quality Maternal Care Lecture series presents nationally acclaimed change makers, researchers, medical professionals and birth activists to shed light on the current state of maternal care in our community. We invite community members to join us to learn about the latest research, engage in thought provoking discussion and discover ways to improve the quality of maternal care.

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Filed in Blueprint, Community education/outreach, Consumer advocacy or political action, Decision making and choice, Educational materials for health professionals, Stories from the Field on Tue., Apr 5, 2011

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From the Field: CMQCC Toolkit: Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age

The primary aim of this toolkit is to help hospitals implement process changes to eliminate elective deliveries before 39 weeks in California and to help disseminate and determine best practices for prevention of early deliveries. It also aims to outline the most effective strategies for supporting California health care providers in implementing those practices.

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Filed in Care coordination, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Educational materials for health professionals, Health professions education, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Progress, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Stories from the Field on Tue., Mar 15, 2011

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From the Field: California Statewide Obstetric Hemorrhage Collaborative

The primary aim of this collaborative is to improve California hospital capabilities and resources for responding to obstetric hemorrhage by increasing the use of protocols and drills and by improving availability of and training in standard and state-of-the-art medical, surgical and blood replacement options. Obstetric (OB) hemorrhage is a leading cause of pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality but has major opportunities for improved outcomes.

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Filed in Care coordination, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Educational materials for health professionals, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Stories from the Field on Tue., Mar 15, 2011

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