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What Are Perinatal Improvement Community Participants Saying?

Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

As a result of their work with IHI, Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reduced their NICU admissions by almost 20%. Teri Fontenot, President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, describes how participation in the IHI Perinatal Improvement Community helped her organization improve patient care while simultaneously reducing waste and saving money.


The Value of Working with IHI
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Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals​

Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Bruce Greenstein describes how working with Woman’s Hospital (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), the March of Dimes, the Louisiana Hospital Association, and IHI helped his state go from receiving a “failing grade” to being a national leader in the effort to improve birth outcomes. “We've been very lucky to collaborate with IHI,” says Secretary Greenstein, “as a major driver, the wellspring of best practices, and a great convener of hospitals coming together to work on this very serious problem.” Louisiana’s 39 Week Initiative is now a national model for ending non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation.


Louisiana's Journey to Improve Birth Outcomes
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Georgetown Hospital System 

Renee Shore is a patient advisor from Georgetown Hospital System in South Carolina. In 2007, at 18 weeks pregnant with her first child, no heartbeat was detected during an examination and Renee was given a diagnosis of fetal demise. Two days later, she delivered a girl.

Renee is now a peer support volunteer called in to meet with parents experiencing similar losses and is a member of Georgetown's perinatal improvement team. In the video below, Renee talks about taking part in a Perinatal Improvement Community meeting and offers her advice regarding the importance of patient engagement.


The Patient's Role in Quality Improvement
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Participants in the 2011-2012 IHI Perinatal Improvement Community

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Team
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital
Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center
Carilion Medical Center
Central Baptist Hospital
Christus Schumpert Highland Medical Center
Christus Schumpert St. Mary’s Place
Christus St Frances Cabrini Hospital
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers
Cypress Health Region
Dauterive Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital
Emory Healthcare
Franklin Foundation Hospital
Georgetown Hospital System
Group Health Central Hospital
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Highline Medical Center
Hudson River Health Care
Iowa Health System - Allen Hospital
Kaiser-Fremont Hayward Medical Center
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette Women's and Children's Hospital
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Lane Regional Medical Center
Mayo - Red Cedar Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire
Memorial Hermann
Mercy Hospital Anderson
Mercy Medical Center
Middlesex Hospital
Nebraska Methodist Hospital
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
North Oaks Medical Center
Northwest Community Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
Ochnner Medical Center – Main Campus
Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Palomar Health – Palomar Medical Center
Palomar Health – Pomerado Hospital
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Poudre Valley Health System
Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Sanford Health
Sierra View District Hospital
Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research
Slidell Memorial Hospital
St. Rose Hospital
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Touro Infirmary - Louisiana
Tulane Medical Center/Lakeside Hospital
WellStar Cobb Hospital
WellStar Douglas Hospital
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Willis-Knighton Health System
Woman's Hospital Baton Rouge​​