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UI Health Midwifery Practice Recognized with ‘Triple Aim’ Best Practice Achievement

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Nurse Midwives
Front row: Tina Mingo, Kimberly Jezek-Tisch
2nd row: Kathleen Harmon, Stephanie Tillman, Kirby Adlam, Pamela Pearson
3rd row: Danielle Kraessig, Carla Burdock, Caitlin Couture, Hayfaa Aldasoqi, Maureen McNamee
Last row: Barbara Lubovich, Penny Feldmann, Katherine Erbe, Julie Leung, Erin Farah
Not pictured: Therese Doyle, Tracy Abraham

The UI Health Nurse-Midwifery Practice has been awarded the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "Triple Aim" Best Practice award.

The achievement recognizes practices that meet the Institute's "triple aim" of improving the patient experience, reducing cost of care, and improving the health of populations. This is demonstrated by high breastfeeding rates, low preterm birth and cesarean rates, and reporting fiscal variables.

The "Triple Aim" Achievement is awarded nationally to midwifery practices with a primary cesarean birth rate < 23.9%, preterm birth rate < 11.4%, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 48 hours > 81%, and for reporting fiscal outcomes. Of the more 250 practices that participated in the 2017 American College of Nurse-Midwives Benchmarking Project, 97 practices were designated "Triple Aim" Best Practices.  

The Nurse-Midwifery Practice is one of the largest practices in the Midwest and the only midwifery education program in the state of Illinois.

Congratulations to our certified nurse midwives for an outstanding job!