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Tue, Apr 07, 2020 – Tue, Apr 07, 2020

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You are invited to join the American Hospital Association’s Executive Forum on April 7 in Austin. The forum will explore opportunities and challenges in addressing maternal and child health. This complimentary, AHA-members-only event will convene health care leaders from our region and beyond to discuss how to improve outcomes for mothers and babies. View more information and register

About 700 women die of pregnancy-related problems every year in the U.S., at a rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 live births between 2011 and 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Join the AHA and leading hospitals and health systems across the country to explore opportunities and challenges in addressing maternal and child health. The agenda features an exciting lineup of speakers, including:

  • AHA Board Chair Mindy Estes, president and CEO, St. Luke’s Health System, who will moderate a discussion with leaders from Texas AIM (Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health), the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), and Carilion Clinic on how they have leveraged data to create innovative solutions, reduce variation in quality measures, and ultimately improve outcomes for maternal and child health.
  • Kristine Bell, MBA, BSN, RN, Program Executive, Women and Children’s Services, Oregon Region, Providence Health & Services, who will participate in a “slam” with five other leaders who will each briefly share how they are addressing disparities associated with maternal and infant health
  • Dr. Richard Beigi, MD, MSc, President, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital will participate on a panel with fellow leaders who will share innovative ways of engaging mothers and families through councils, technology and conversations.

Additional sessions will include how to build partnerships between clinicians and community stakeholders as an integral component in driving impactful change in any community. Throughout the program, participants will be engaged in interactive discussions to share how they are working to improve outcomes through utilizing data, addressing disparities, engaging mothers and families, and building community partnerships to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

Also note that up to 3 hours of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education Credit will be provided for this program.