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Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 01:00 PM


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AHA Team Training

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Members and Non-members


October 11, 2023

This fast-paced, facilitated panel discussion highlights the sobering statistics for both maternal and neonatal morbidity & mortality in the United States. This is paired with current high reliability strategies of deference to expertise, high performance practices, and continuous process improvement that can be used to optimize maternal and neonatal care. Our panel of physicians and nursing experts share their experience to help you understand and achieve real-life utilization of: 1) decreased variation, 2) standard communication and simulation, and 3) front-line participation in quality improvement, and 4) organizational framework for quality improvement in maternal and neonatal care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current rates of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States compared to other developed nations
  • Incorporate evidence-based best practices in your entity to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes
  • Identify tools that utilize teamwork to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes
  • Recognize the important role of simulation and standard communication in improving maternal and neonatal outcomes
  • Incorporate quality improvement strategies within your team to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes
  • Engage front-line staff in processes aimed at improving patient outcomes


  • Athis Arunachalam, MD, MBA
    Neonatal Medical Director, Houston Methodist Willowbrook
    Associate Medical Director of Community Initiatives, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Stephanie Bruce, MD, MAS, FACOG
    Assistant Chief Quality Officer, Houston Methodist Willowbrook
    Assistant Site Dean, Texas A&M School of Medicine, Houston Methodist Willowbrook
  • Rakhi Dimino, MD, MMM CPE, FACOG
    Maternal Medical Director, Houston Methodist Willowbrook
    Medical Director of Operations, OB Hospitalist Group
  • Stacy Norton, MD, FACOG
    Chief-of-Staff, Houston Methodist Willowbrook
  • Sharon Patagoc, MSN, RNC-OB, C-ONQS
    Senior Program Manager for Women’s and Infant’s Health, Houston Methodist

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