Bronson Hospitals Achieve Highest Level Designation for Improving Care for Mothers and Babies

Published on July 23, 2021

Bronson Hospitals Achieve Highest Level Designation for Improving Care for Mothers and Babies

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Staff at the Bronson BirthPlace in Battle Creek are proud to be part of the team that earned platinum designation.

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Members of the Bronson BirthPlace in Kalamazoo team strive to provide the best care to moms and babies.

The Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI-AIM) has awarded the Bronson BirthPlace in Battle Creek and in Kalamazoo with platinum level awards for excellence in obstetrical care. The goal is to prevent severe complications during labor and delivery, to improve outcomes and prevent maternal (mother) deaths through readiness, early recognition and rapid response. The platinum designation is based on 2020 data submissions, along with meeting other MI-AIM criteria.

Carol Fuller, System Director, Bronson Women & Children’s Services says “I am proud to congratulate our OB providers and nursing teams for their commitment to providing the highest level of care for moms and babies at our BirthPlace locations in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.”

The Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative, partnering with state health departments, health associations, perinatal collaboratives, the March of Dimes and other organizations, all concerned with operating to improve maternal and infant health. The platinum designation is based on hospitals meeting data requirements for high performance in the Hemorrhage and Hypertension Safety Bundles. The safety bundle criteria include easy-to-access hemorrhage carts, response checklists, medications and blood supplies according to a patient’s risk. Obstetric teams go through simulation trainings to be better prepared should a mom experience hemorrhaging or severe hypertension. They also follow specific guidelines to assess risk for hemorrhage. Patient education and follow-up standards are also included in the severe hypertension bundle.

To learn more about Bronson BirthPlace in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, visit bronsonhealth.com/childbirth.