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Category: Womens Health

C-Sections Too Common in Memphis

Methodist-Olive Branch and Saint Francis-Bartlett are the only Memphis-area hospitals to fully meet the Leapfrog Group's C-section standard of no more than 23.9% of births. Other reported rates for Memphis-area hospitals ranged from 27.0% at the Regional Medical Center to 37.5% at Methodist-Germantown.  Hospital C-Section Rate  Methodist-Olive Branch Saint Francis-Bartlett Regional Medical Center Saint Francis-Memphis Methodist-South Methodist-Germantown 21.8% 22.7% 27.0%... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 12, 2015 | 0 comments

New, More User-Friendly Health Reform Website from American Benefits Council

From the National Business Coalition on Health: The American Benefits Council, an important strategic partner of NBCH, has announced its new, more user-friendly website. The Health Care Reform issue page is now divided into its component pages, covering the wide variety of health reform issues addressed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). These individual topics are: § Employer Shared Responsibility § Market Reforms & Adult Child/Age-26 Coverage §... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, May 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Some Good News for Shelby County in the County Health Rankings

The recently released 2012 County Health Rankings have some good news for Shelby County as well as continuing to point out where we need to focus efforts to improve the overall “health” of our community. The good news is that Shelby County is improving in some key health measures including: Fewer people are dying prematurely, from 10,646 in 2010 to 10,334 in 2012 Fewer adults are smoking, from 22% in 2010 to 19% in 2012 Fewer preventable hospitals stays, from a score of 74... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, April 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Are You Meeting Your Obligations to Nursing Mothers?

One of the highlights of MBGH's "Believe in a Healthy Memphis: the 2011 Let's CHANGE Summit" held last July in collaboration with the Healthy Memphis Common Table, the Shelby County Health Department, and Shelby County Mayor Luttrell's office, was the decision to encourage breastfeeding friendly practices in all area birth hospitals. The Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition is taking the lead on this important initiative. Clearly the hospital and its staff play a significant role in... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Take Steps to Reduce Your Labor & Delivery Costs

Labor and delivery account for nearly 25% of all hospitalizations for many employers, and costs associated with pregnancy and its complications are a driving factor in the rising costs of health care. The growing use of medically unnecessary interventions is increasing costs and complications among mothers and babies, with no evidence of improved outcomes. The Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), an independent, non-profit corporation working on behalf of large employers to catalyze... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, December 12, 2011 | 0 comments

Rules Issued for Women's Preventive Care

On August 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued detailed guidelines ( http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/ ) for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventive services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). A fact sheet is also available at the HealthCare.gov portal. These guidelines supplement the IFR on general preventive care requirements... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, September 19, 2011 | 0 comments


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