Catholic Health World: Obstetrics ED is Ascension Wisconsin's latest effort to address maternal crises

A new article in Catholic Health World highlights the efforts of Ascension St. Joseph hospital in Milwaukee to address maternal crises. In September 2020, OBHG partnered with hospital leadership to launch a full-time obstetrics emergency department.

The OBED is the first of its kind in Milwaukee and the latest of several initiatives that Ascension Wisconsin is undertaking to address the disproportionately high incidences of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality among minority populations, especially those who are Black.

 The article references the hospital’s partnership with OBHG and speaks to Ascension’s investment to address maternal morbidity and mortality:

The OBED is an example of the investment Ascension is making across its ministry to address maternal morbidity and mortality and reduce infant deaths, especially at its urban hospitals, Lee says. Ascension has added certified nurse midwives including one at Ascension St. Joseph last year to encourage healthy behaviors during pregnancy. It is hiring maternal health navigators to help pregnant patients access care and services, including programs that help with transportation, food and housing.

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