The banner is given to recognize hospitals that have implemented a successful quality improvement initiative to reduce or eliminate elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Only three hospitals in Kentucky and 56 nationwide have been recognized for this accomplishment.
“[The 39+ Weeks Initiative] makes all of our patients healthier (moms and babies),” said Dr. Michael Nethers, obstetrics and gynecology at HMH. “None of this would be possible without our champion nurses.”
Babies who are delivered early have a high risk of complications, such as feeding issues, temperature regulation issues and respiratory distress, among others. That’s why it’s important to educate patients on the importance of avoiding early elective deliveries.
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