Maternity Session Recap from the 2018 HQI Conference Join the My Birth Matters Social Media Campaign!
Thank you again for attending the HQI Conference Maternity
Session on Sunday, October 28. It was a privilege for HQI to have
the session led by an all-star panel of CMQCC’s Elliott Main and
Terri Deeds, UCSF’s Melissa Rosenstein, Providence St. Joseph
Health’s David LaGrew, and HQI’s own, Kim Werkmeister. This
session was made possible by the generous support and commitment
to maternity care from Blue Shield of California and the
California Health Care Foundation.
If you missed the session, there are several materials and
resources free for your staff and patients:
HQI Conference Presentation Slides are available
If you didn’t get a copy of the attached poster and/or
would like to print more of them, the print-ready files are
attached. We are starting a new social media campaign to
highlight all of your commitments to reducing unnecessary
C-sections. Please join us by Tweeting a photo of you
and/or your team showing off where you posted it in your
facility to @HQInstitute or
the hashtag #MyBirthMatters.
Help educate your patients on the choices they can
make when it comes to their birth of their baby.
Resources include videos on c-sections and vaginal
births, talking to and choosing a provider, and choosing
a hospital – all of which are easy to embed into your
YouTube channels and play on TVs in waiting rooms,
lobbies, websites, and more. All materials are available
in English and Spanish.
Already using the My Birth Matters materials, or
ready to join the campaign? Please send a brief update of
what you’ve done or a request for more information to
Rothschild at the California Health Care Foundation –
and feel free to send pictures, too!
Learn what 2,500 women had to share about their
The link above includes highlights, findings,
infographics, fact sheets, issue briefs, videos, and webinar
CMQCC QI Academy
Build quality improvement capacity within your hospital
is core to mitigating the challenges you may face to sustain
a culture of quality improvement. Learn more from CMQCC by
contacting Cathie Markow,
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 HQI
Conference in Sacramento, October 14-15 where we will continue
the discussion on maternity care.