Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Maternity Care
Photo, left to right: Dorothy Malcom, vice president, chief nursing officer, at Bronson Battle Creek; Bret Jackson, president of EAM; Robin Schroeder, system director for Bronson Women’s & Children’s Services; and Lindsay Wriston, MD, of Grace Health.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The BirthPlace at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital has been recognized by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) for excellence in maternity care and delivery outcomes. It is one of only eleven hospitals in the State of Michigan to receive this prestigious award from the EAM whose goals are to reduce the rate of unnecessary C-sections, decrease infant mortality and reduce elective early deliveries.
On Thursday, June 20, Bret Jackson, president of EAM, presented the award to the team at the Bronson BirthPlace in Battle Creek. The award recognizes Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for achieving high standards of care in cesarean rates, episiotomy rates, elective delivery rates and the maternity care process. The data upon which the award is based comes from The Leapfrog Group, a national organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Bronson Battle Creek also received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group in Fall, 2018.
More than 750 babies are born each year at Bronson Battle Creek which is the most preferred hospital for maternity care in Calhoun County. In addition to the EAM award, the Bronson BirthPlace in Battle Creek is a 2019 recipient of an award from the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health for its safety bundle initiative.
Founded in 1982, the EAM is comprised of businesses and unions working together with one clear objective – continued growth of Michigan’s economy by inspiring job growth and strengthen Michigan’s competitiveness for attracting companies and talent. A main objective of the EAM is bringing attention to lawmakers and the public about the rising healthcare costs and its effect on the economy. Its Maternity Care Project provides details for each birth center in Michigan, providing moms-to-be and employers with invaluable information on which hospitals have the best outcomes. The EAM is the Michigan Regional Leader for The Leapfrog Group.