South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative

2017 South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Symposium

 

Breakout Session Presentations

Keynote Speaker Presentations

 

Other Presentations

SOUTH CAROLINA BIRTH OUTCOMES INITIATIVE BROCHURES

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI) OB Safety Bundle

In an effort to streamline access to OB patient safety tools that best fit the individual needs of each delivering hospital in the state, the SC BOI has assembled a list of tools from a variety of resources, including the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), ACOG, AWHONN, and the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care.   The tools provided in the SCBOI OB Safety Bundles (OB Hemorrhage, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Supporting Vaginal Birth) should be considered a resource for health care providers to improve recognition and response to high risk obstetric scenarios but do not define the standard of care in South Carolina.

We would like to acknowledge the California Department of Public Health for granting permission to post the individual CMQCC tools, which are "Adapted from David Lagrew MD, Audrey Lyndon RNC CNS PHD, Elliott Main MD, Larry Shields MD, Kathryn Melsop MS, Debra Bingham, RN DrPH.  Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit:  Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage. (California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care) Developed under contract #08-85012 with the California Department of Public Health; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division; Published by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, June 2010."

Webinars

South Carolina Infant Safe Sleep Update: Trends, Tragedies and Opportunities

Treatment Options for Opioid Substance Use in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

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.

 

2018 SCBOI AND SAFE SLEEP MEETING DATES

  • Jan. 10
  • Feb. 14
  • Mar. 14
  • Apr. 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • Aug. 8
  • Sept. 12
  • Oct. 10
  • *Nov. 14 (SCBOI Symposium)
  • Dec. 12
All monthly meetings are held at the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). SCBOI Safe Sleep meetings are from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and SCBOI General Session meetings are held 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 seventh annual symposium on Nov. 14 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

 

ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA BIRTH OUTCOMES INITIATIVE (SCBOI)

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI) is an effort by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), South Carolina Hospital Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), March of Dimes and over 100 stakeholders to improve the health outcomes for all moms and babies. Launched in July 2011, SCBOI has led the following efforts:

  • Elimination of elective inductions for non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation.
  • Reducing the number of C-sections for first-time, low-risk moms
  • Decreasing the number of admissions and the average length of stay in neonatal intensive care units
  • 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, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (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
  • Championing Baby-Friendly designated hospitals and breastfeeding
  • Supporting development of the first donor human milk bank in South Carolina, the Mother's Milk Bank of South Carolina (MMBSC)
  • Promoting healthier moms and babies and reducing health disparities by supporting the Centering Pregnancy Model for prenatal care
  • Increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) through policy change allowing reimbursement for inpatient insertion
  • Supporting the Management Abstinence in Newborns (MAiN) program, an innovative treatment model for opioid-dependent newborns in the Level 1 Nursery

 

Workgroups and Chairpersons:

  • Baby-Friendly - New chair pending
  • Behavioral Health - Michelle Greco, Greenville Hospital System and Dr. Pete Liggett, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Data - Dr. Ana Lopez-Defede, Institute for Families in Society and Dr. Aunyika Noonan, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Quality and Patient Safety - Dr. Judy Burgis, Palmetto Health-USC and Lisa Hobbs, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Safe Sleep - Michelle Greco, Greenville Health System and Dr. Tim Harkins, Greenville Health System
  • Access and Care Coordination - Dr. Patricia Witherspoon, Palmetto Health-USC, Philip Mubarak, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
     

Vision Team

  • Bryan Amick, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Delores Baker, Molina Healthcare
  • Dr. Judy Burgis, Palmetto Health-USC
  • Ashley Wendt, March of Dimes
  • Dr. Amy Crockett, Greenville Health System
  • Dr. Ana Lopez Defede, USC Institute for Families in Society
  • Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Dr. Tom Gailey, Greenville Health System
  • Dr. Christine Gerber, Tidelands Health
  • Dr. Shawn Stinson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Kimberly Seals, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • BZ Giese, South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative
  • Michelle Greco, Greenville Health System
  • Tim Harkins, Greenville Health System
  • Dr. Jenny Hudson, Greenville Health System
  • Dr. Tan Platt, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Charles Rittenberg, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Julie Ross, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Pete Liggett, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
     

Support And Questions

For questions or support, please contact SCBOI@scdhhs.gov

You may also contact Lisa Hobbs, DHEC perinatal consultant, at hobbslb@dhec.sc.gov

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