American College of Nurse-Midwives awards minnesota birth center-minneapolis & st.paul as National best Practice in two categories
Best Practices-Triple Aim Achievement
“Triple Aim” Best Practice recognizes practices that meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement “Triple Aim” of improving the patient experience, reducing cost of care, and improving the health of populations.
Benchmarks: Primary cesarean birth rate < 23.9%, Preterm birth rate <11.4%, Exclusive breastfeed first 48 hours > 81%, Reporting fiscal outcomes
This is demonstrated by:
- high breastfeeding rates
- low preterm birth and cesarean rates
- reporting fiscal variables
Of the 285 practices participating in the 2015 ACNM Benchmarking Project, seventy-one practices were designated Triple Aim Best Practices.
Minnesota Birth Center Minneapolis & St. Paul is proud to be one of three Minnesota Nurse-Midwifery services who have achieved this designation. Congratulations to our friends at the University of Minnesota Nurse-Midwives, Willow Midwives and the Hudson Physician Nurse-Midwives just across the border in Wisconsin for also receiving this recognition with us. We are so grateful to practice in a community where families have options for excellence in care.
Best Practices- Four Core Perinatal Measures
The “4 Core” Best Practice designation has been designed to acknowledge practices achieving nationally established benchmarks for physiologic birth. These four measures are harmonized with the National Quality Forum (NQF) and Joint Commission perinatal quality measures.
Benchmarks: Induction of Labor <10%, primary cesarean birth rate < 15%, episiotomy < 2%, exclusive breastfeeding first 48 hours > 75%
Of the 285 practices participating in the 2015 American College of Nurse Midwives Benchmarking project, the Minnesota Birth Center Minneapolis & St. Paul is the only nurse-midwifery service in Minnesota to achieve all four benchmarks. We could not have achieved this recognition without the populace of childbirth educators, doulas, body workers, lactation educator/consultants, nurses and physicians we collaborate with on a regular basis. In keeping with MBC’s mission to support normal birth, we are so proud of this!!