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Brookwood Baptist Medical Earns Recertification in Perinatal Care

Dec 17, 2018

The Women’s Center of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center today announced it has earned its recertification in Perinatal Care from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

As the first in the State of Alabama to earn the Perinatal Care Certification in 2015, the Women’s Center of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center underwent a rigorous onsite review as part of the recertification process to assess its compliance with certification standards for perinatal care. During the review, Joint Commission experts completed an independent evaluation of the Women’s Center of Brookwood Baptist’s perinatal health care services, as well as the following key requirements:

  • Integrated, coordinated patient-centered care that starts with prenatal and continues through postpartum care
  • Early identification of high-risk pregnancies and births
  • Management of mothers’ and newborns’ risks at a level corresponding to the program’s capabilities
  • Available patient education and information about perinatal care services

“Achieving Perinatal Care Certification recognizes an organization’s commitment to healthy mothers and healthy babies,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The certification gives providers an unparalleled advantage when it comes to preparing mothers for labor and delivery, while also being able to help them if complications arise.”

“We are delighted to recertify in the area of Perinatal Care from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Sande Brewton, MHSA, BSN, RNC-MNN, administrative director, Women’s Services. “By achieving recertification, we continue to demonstrate we remain focused on ongoing quality-improvement processes to improve care for mothers and newborns.”

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