For Immediate Release
October 31, 2016
Contact: Ashley West
Office: (240) 485-1856
ACNM congratulates Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital
Highland Hospital Reaches Federal Goal of Reducing First Time Cesarean Births
Silver Spring, MD – ACNM congratulates Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA for being one of 104 California hospitals recognized as having met or surpassed a federal goal of reducing first time cesarean births. Alameda Health System is a part of ACNM’s Reducing Primary Cesarean (RPC) project , which is working with hospitals from across the US to improve health outcomes for mothers and families by focusing on reducing the incidence of first cesarean section in low risk women who have never given birth.
A part of ACNM’s Healthy Birth Initiative® and funded by the Transforming Birth Fund and the A.C.N.M. Foundation, the RPC Project offers unique opportunities for maternity care professionals and health systems to initiate action steps known as bundles. When implemented, these bundles prompt hospital system change that is aimed at reducing the incidence of primary cesarean births in the US, which have reached alarming rates without associated improvements in health outcomes for mothers and babies.
Read the press release from California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley for more details about Alameda’s reducing cesarean birth achievement award.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.