Time to toot our own horn! The American College of Nurse-Midwives announced the 2017 winners of Best Triple Aim, Four Core Perinatal Practices, and ACNM Benchmarking Best Practices in the United States. Thrive Midwives received each of these designations, by providing excellence in home birth, right here in Minnesota.
Excellence in Pregnancy Care
The Triple Aim award recognizes practices which meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement goals of improving patient experience, the health of populations, and reducing the cost of care. National health policy focuses on outcomes such as high breastfeeding rates, and low preterm birth and cesarean rates. Home birth in Minnesota is a growing choice among families, because we are outpacing hospitals in these areas. By providing intelligent, individualized, and integrative care, we strive for excellence in caring for low risk women.
“The ‘4 Core’ Best Practice award has been designed to acknowledge practices achieving nationally established benchmarks for physiologic birth.” These four measures include an induction rate of <10%, a primary cesarean birth rate of <15%, <2% episiotomy rate, and >75% of mothers exclusively breastfeeding in the first 48 hours after birth. We are so proud of our numbers we could squeal!
2017 ACNM BENCHMARKING Best Practices The purpose of nurse-midwives “benchmarking” or reporting and comparing data is to see how your practice compares to similar groups. How can you improve on core measures? What can you unabashedly celebrate? It was an awesome year both for home birth in Minnesota and for Thrive Midwives. And we are so thankful for clients who take excellent care of their health and value evidence based care.
So thank you ACNM for the accolades! We look forward to rocking home birth in Minnesota in 2018, with better health outcomes for all women.