South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Success video

Webinars

Evidence-based Interventions to Prevent Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Hospital Breastfeeding Numbers to Meet Accreditation Requirements: How to Achieve and Measure.

CenteringPregnancy: A successful model for group prenatal care

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) Webinar
Postpartum Contraceptive Access in South Carolina

Supporting Vaginal Birth Webinar #1
Should we worry about C-section rates in SC?

Supporting Vaginal Birth Webinar #2 
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Antepartum strategies to prevent primary cesarean delivery

Supporting Vaginal Birth Webinar #3
The role of the labor and delivery patient care team in the safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery.

 

 

2016 SCBOI MEETING DATES

  • Jan. 13
  • Feb. 10
  • Mar. 9
  • Apr. 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • Aug. 10
  • Sept. 14
  • Oct. 12
  • *Nov. 17 (SCBOI Symposium)
  • Dec. 14

 

All monthly meetings are held at the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the dates indicated above.

SCHA
1000 Center Point Road.
Columbia, SC 29210

*In lieu of a monthly meeting in November, SCBOI will host the fifth annual symposium on Nov. 17 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

 

SCBOI Core Objectives

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI) is an effort by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), South Carolina Hospital Association, March of Dimes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and over 100 stakeholders to improve the health outcomes for newborns not only in the Medicaid program but throughout the state’s population. Launched in July 2011, SCBOI has these core objectives:

  • Elimination of elective inductions for non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation
  • Reducing the number of admissions and the average length of stay in neonatal intensive care units
  • Reducing health disparities
  • Making 17P, a compound that helps prevent pre-term births, available to all at-risk pregnant women with no “hassle factor”
  • Implementing a universal screening and referral tool (SBIRT) in the physician’s office to screen pregnant women and 12 months post-delivery for tobacco use, substance abuse, alcohol, depression and domestic violence
  • Promoting Baby Friendly Certified Hospitals and Breast Feeding

Additional areas of focus since inception include:

  • Promote healthier moms and babies by supporting the Centering Pregnancy Model
  • Allowing inpatient insertion of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARCs)
  • Supporting Innovative Program Development for the Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in the Level 1 Nursery

 

Workgroups and Chairpersons:

  • Quality and Safety - Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Data - Dr. Ana Lopez-Defede, Institute for Families in Society and Dr. Aunyika Noonan, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Behavioral Health - Dr. Jennifer Hudson, Greenville Hospital System
  • Care Coordination - Dr. Philip Mubarak, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Disparities - Dr. Amy Picklesimer, Greenville Hospital System
  • Baby-Friendly - Dr. Sarah Taylor, SC Breastfeeding Coalition, Medical University of South Carolina

 

Vision Team

  • Dr. Delores Baker, Molina Healthcare
  • Dr. Judy Burgis, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Lisa Davis, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Dr. Ana Lopez Defede, Institute for Families in Society
  • Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Dr. Tom Gailey, Greenville Hospital System
  • Dr. Christine Gerber, Carolina OB/GYN
  • Ms. Melanie "Bz" Giese, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Jenny Hudson, Greenville Hospital System
  • Breana Lipscomb, March of Dimes
  • Dr. Amy Picklesimer, Greenville Hospital System
  • Dr. Charles Rittenberg, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Shawn Stinson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Dr. Sarah Taylor, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Fred Volkman, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Support And Questions

BZ Giese, Director of South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative
SCDHHS
giesem@scdhhs.gov

Monty Robertson, Senior Consultant, South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative
SCDHHS
Montrelle.Robertson@scdhhs.gov

Lisa Hobbs, Perinatal Consultant
DHEC
hobbslb@dhec.sc.gov

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