ACOG and The Joint Commission address maternal mortality and morbidity through new Maternal Levels of Care Verification program

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and The Joint Commission recently announced a new collaborative initiative, the Maternal Levels of Care Verification program. The program, aimed at reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, will become available January 1, 2022, and will be guided by the four levels of care defined by the Levels of Maternal Care Obstetric Care Consensus.

The Levels of Maternal Care Obstetric Care Consensus defines the required minimal capabilities, physical facilities, and medical and support personnel for each level of care,...


The Obstetrics Podcast: When physicians assume leadership roles

What does it take to effectively lead a clinical team, and what is it really like? Renee Lockey, MD discusses how...


Addressing cultural bias in labor & delivery

Cultural diversity is one of this country's defining characteristics. And yet, cultural bias and discrimination in health care is an unfortunate...

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