How OBHG is responding to the continued rise of U.S. maternal mortality rates

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to rise. Deaths of women during and after pregnancy have been steadily increasing over the past few years and Black women continue to be the most affected.

“The report covers data through 2021 so there were significant increases that could be attributed to severe illness from COVID-19,” said Mark Simon, OBHG Chief Medical Officer. “It also highlighted increases in disparities in care, maternal age...


CDC report finds most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable

According to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four out of every five pregnancy-related deaths...


Maternal Health Awareness Day & Maternal Mortality | OBHG

Did you know that approximately 60% of maternal deaths are preventable?

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) highlights Maternal Health...


ACOG and The Joint Commission address maternal mortality and morbidity

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and The Joint Commission recently announced a new collaborative initiative, the Maternal Levels of Care Verification...


Addressing cultural bias in labor & delivery

Cultural diversity is one of this country's defining characteristics. And yet, cultural bias and discrimination in health care is an unfortunate reality. Patients often...

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