Next Maternal Health Webinar and Safety Sessions Geared Toward Northern Michigan

Improving the health of mothers and infants is a priority for the MHA Keystone Center and the state of Michigan, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared in her State of the State address earlier this year.

To strengthen ongoing efforts to reduce harm and improve quality for mothers and infants, the MHA Keystone Center partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide educational webinars and collaborative safety sessions for birthing hospitals across the state of Michigan.

The next webinar is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. July 17 and is geared toward birthing hospitals in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. June Murphy, DO, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, will provide insight on maternal hypertension.

The educational webinar complements the MHA Keystone Center and MDHHS Maternal Health Safety Sessions, which are virtual, interactive discussions. Attendees of the webinar in prosperity regions 2 and 3 (Northern Michigan) are encouraged to register for a July 22 follow-up Maternal Health Safety Session.  Attendees in prosperity region 1 (Upper Peninsula) are encouraged to register for an Aug. 12 follow-up Maternal Health Safety Session

During the safety sessions, participants will discuss implementing the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) safety bundles, which equip hospitals with influential protocols, necessary equipment, employee education and drills to prevent and adequately treat severe maternal events. This peer-learning format allows participants to discuss barriers and successes of identifying and treating obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension. 

Registration is also available for the Maternal Health Safety Sessions to be held in September in other prosperity regions, where similar content will be covered. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.