KHC executive director Kendra Tinsley presented a scientific poster in Orlando in May at the 2017 Patient Safety Congress of the National Patient Safety Foundation. The poster, titled, “Progress in Kansas hospitals achieving and sustaining benchmark rates in early elective delivery (EED),” presented updated results as well as findings from KHC’s October-November 2016 statewide survey of Kansas birthing hospitals.
KHC recently completed analysis of the 2016 Kansas EED survey to inform strategies for future EED prevention efforts. KHC also partnered with KHA and KDHE in the March of Dimes Banner Recognition program for Kansas birthing hospitals. By the end of February, 25 hospitals had applied for this recognition.