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AABC birth centers amaze in ACNM Bench Marking Project

Friday, June 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Shaw

The ACNM Benchmarking Project results are in for 2017!

Four Core Perinatal Measures

This designation has been designed to acknowledge practices achieving nationally established benchmarks for physiologic birth.  These four measures are harmonized with the National Quality Forum and Joint Commission perinatal quality measures.  Of the 278 practices participating in the 2016 ACNM Benchmarking Project, 23 practices achieved all four benchmarks, 9 of those are AABC members:

  • Babies in Bloom - Vista, CA
  • Best Start Birth Center - San Diego, CA
  • Health Foundations Birth Center - St. Paul, MN
  • Klamath Women's Clinic & Birth Center - Klamath Falls, OR
  • Nativiti Family Birth Center - The Woodlands, TX
  • North Shore Birth Center - Beverly, MA
  • The Midwife's Place - Bellevue, NE
  • Treasure Valley Midwives - Boise, ID
  • Willow Midwives - Minneapolis, MN

Triple Aim Achievement

These practices meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement of "Triple Aim" of improving the patient experience, reducing cost of care and improving the health of populations.  This is demonstrated by high breastfeeding rates, low preterm birth and cesarean rates and reporting fiscal variables.  Of the 278 practices participating in the 2016 ACNM Benchmarking Project, 91 practices were designated Triple Aim Best Practices, 26 are AABC members:

  • Babies in Bloom - Vista, CA
  • Best Start Birth Center - San Diego, CA
  • BirthCare & Women's Health - Alexandria, VA
  • Breath of Life Women's Health & Birth Center - Largo, FL
  • Charleston Birth Place - Charleston, SC
  • Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center - Danbury, CT
  • Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center - Los Ranchos, NM
  • Health Foundations Birth Center - St. Paul, MN
  • Hudson Valley Midwifery - Kingston, NY
  • Klamath Women's Clinic & Birth Center - Klamath Falls, OR
  • Lebanon Valley Midwifery & Women's Wellness - Womelsdorf, PA
  • Minnesota Birth Center - Minneapolis, MN
  • Nativiti Family Birth Center - The Woodlands, TX
  • New Birth Company - Overland Park & Kansas City, KS
  • North Shore Birth Center - Beverly, MA
  • Peace Health Nurse-Midwifery Birth Center - Springfield, OR
  • Perkin Alternative Birth Center - New Orleans, LA
  • RHPN Reading Birth Center - Reading, PA
  • Sacred Roots Midwifery & Birth Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • Special Beginnings Birth & Women's Center - Arnold, MD
  • The Midwife Center for Birth & Women's Health - Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Midwife's Place - Bellevue, NE
  • Willow Midwives - Minneapolis, MN
  • Women's Birth & Wellness Center - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Women's Health Institute - Taos, NM

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