Did you know that approximately 60% of maternal deaths are preventable?
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) highlights Maternal Health Awareness day on January 23 to build awareness around the urgency of our country’s maternal mortality crisis and how we all can work together to reverse its course.
The theme for 2022 is “Adding Up to Maternal Health.” The community is invited to spotlight the crisis and share clinical approaches, policy solutions, and partnerships that can contribute to improved maternal health across the United States.
Addressing maternal mortality is a key focus at Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG). We share best practices with our hospital partners and work with them to implement standardized protocols for delivery complications such as preeclampsia. Our teams also track data and partner with hospital leadership to develop action plans when targets aren’t met.
We believe that OBHG hospitalist programs are one of the solutions to combat the growing rate of maternal deaths and are well-situated to help address maternal mortality and morbidity. Our continual 24/7 coverage in labor and delivery units ensures that emergencies can be handled immediately instead of minutes or hours later. This approach helps reduce the “delay in care” that is associated with harmful events. OBHG clinicians are also well-situated to address some of the issues that arise in the postpartum period. With clinicians onsite 24/7, care is available for any patient requiring emergency care.
As we continue to broaden our scope through options such as telehealth and clinic coverage, OBHG remains focused on addressing maternal mortality and bringing care to communities so that more women can receive maternal care close to home.