Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

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Case Studies

Members in Action Case Study: Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network

Nov 13, 2018
Sixteen years ago, Victoria Flanagan, R.N., M.S., and Michele Lauria, M.D., M.S., became increasingly alarmed as provider after provider closed vaginal-birth-after-a-caesarean (VBAC) programs across northern New England. Today, NNEPQIN consists of 43 organizations throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine involved in perinatal care, including hospitals, state health departments, professional midwifery organizations, and the March of Dimes.
Case Studies

Members in Action Case Study: Samaritan Maternity Connection

Nov 13, 2018
In 2001, a Samaritan Health Services (SHS) physician, Dr. Richard Wopat, recognized the need to improve birth outcomes of high-risk pregnant women in the region. In collaboration with various community and state partners, he started a pilot program in 2002 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center to ensure that the most vulnerable pregnant women had access to care and to screenings for special issues including medical, obstetrical, and psychosocial concerns. Today, the Samaritan Maternity Connection (MC) program is now implemented at all five of the SHS hospitals and the three county health departments.
Webinar Recordings
Member

Election 2018: Key Takeaways for Health Care

Nov 9, 2018
p, ul { font-size: 16px; } li { margin-bottom: 20px; } The dust has begun to settle on the 2018 mid-term elections and a clearer picture is emerging of what the
Webinar Recordings

Owning Disruption: A Consumer Driven Strategy at Providence St. Joseph Health

Nov 9, 2018
This Webinar was Held November 9 at 2PM CST The proliferation of disruptors in healthcare coupled with the desire to connect with consumers provided the impetus for Providence
Case Studies
Public

The Value Initiative: Lawrence General Hospital – Lawrence, Mass.

Nov 7, 2018
Lawrence General Hospital joined with the city's leaders to launch “Healthy on the Block,” which partners with neighborhood convenience stores to offer fresh fruit in areas that are considered a food desert.
Webinar Recordings
Member

Webinar: Project SHOUT: Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Nov 6, 2018
Project SHOUT (Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment): Zuckerberg San Francisco General, San Francisco, CA Held November 13, 2018
Case Studies

Members in Action Case Study: CenteringPregnancy®

Nov 5, 2018
Overview South Carolina suffers from a high rate of preterm birth, with 11.1 percent of women delivering prior to 37 weeks gestational age (according to the March of Dimes 2016 prematurit
Case Studies

Members in Action Case Study: Maternal Opiate Medical Support Project

Nov 5, 2018
Overview In May 2014, the Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation awarded MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland $395,170 in grant funding to reduce lengthy hospital stays and pr