Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

  • April 10, 2013

    Sentinel Event Alert Released on Alarm Safety in Hospitals On April 8, 2013, The Joint Commission released Sentinel Event Alert Issue 50 on "Medical device alarm safety in hospitals." In the Alert, The Joint Commission notes that "while these alarm-equipped ...

  • August 3, 2012

    reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions Conference The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in collaboration with members of the Women’s Health Registry Alliance, convened the reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions Conference, a ...

  • February 15, 2012

    Quality Patient Care in Labor and Delivery: A Call to Action The nation’s leading health care organizations in the area of maternal and infant health, including ACOG, has developed "Quality Patient Care in Labor and Delivery: A Call to Action." The ...

  • November 1, 2011

    Patient Safety Checklists Available According to various studies, within and outside of the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, standardization of health care processes and reduced variation has been shown to improve outcomes and qu...


Pamela Scarrow
Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Obstetric Care Consensus

Read the new ACOG-SMFM Levels of Maternal Care recommendations for uniform designations of maternal care.

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