Ashley Regional Medical Center Recognized by March of Dimes

March of Dimes has recognized Ashley Regional Medical Center for “its work to give babies a healthier start in life.” TheThursday announcement explains that the hospital earned the recognition after reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries at the hospital performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent. “We’re proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who recognized the problem of unnecessary early deliveries in our hospital and put in place practices and processes to avoid scheduling cesarean sections or inductions before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically necessary,” share CCO Greg Gardiner. “This achievement is a testament to our strong commitment to making communities healthier.” The March of Dimes Chief Medical Officer Edward McCabe commended Ashley Regional for their quality improvement efforts and being a “champion for babies.” To learn more about March of Dimes, visitwww.marchofdimes.org.  

Photo credit: Devin Caldwell. Lucas, born at ARMC in 2010.

Photo credit: Devin Caldwell. Lucas, born at ARMC in 2010.

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