Tuesday, April 6, 2021
After undergoing a successful virtual survey with accrediting organization, The Joint Commission, Norman Regional Health System is now certified in Perinatal Care. Norman Regional is the first program in Oklahoma to receive this accolade.
“Being the first and only health system in the state to receive this certification puts into perspective the amount of work in quality improvement, best practice implementation and measurement required by our healers to achieve it” said Brittni McGill, chief nursing officer for Norman Regional. “We will continue to grow and improve upon this milestone, continuing to ensure the health and safety of mothers and newborns in our community.”
Organizations that monitor and adhere to perinatal guidelines are more likely to demonstrate the following improvements:
- Reduction in infant mortality rates
- Reduction in maternal complications and mortality
- Reduction of early elective deliveries that can lead to an increase in admission rates to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
- Reduction of complications during deliveries
- Reduction of prematurity rates that can lead to infant mortality
- Reduction in costs associated with lengthy hospital stays due to pregnancy related complications
“Our healers have always worked to provide families with the highest standard of prenatal and postpartum care,” said Richie Splitt, president and CEO of Norman Regional. “Our hope is that this certification gives families a sense of added security, safety and confidence in the care they receive while they are at Norman Regional.”
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