In Texas, reducing maternal mortality will take an aggressive shift in approach

Dr. Marc Zepeda, an OBHG hospitalist at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney in McKinney, TX, recently wrote an op-ed published in D CEO Healthcare magazine outlining three things obstetricians and healthcare workers can do to help reduce maternal mortality in Texas and across the U.S. Read the article here.

The maternal mortality rate is astonishingly high across the U.S., and the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care is doing something about it. In 2015, the Council developed the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) to “eliminate preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity across the United States.” Currently, there are 22 participating states, including Texas, which announced earlier this year that 166 hospitals were enrolled.

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