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For Immediate Release August 03, 2016


Kathryn Leiter:

During the 2016 Annual Patient Safety Conference, the Centering Pregnancy program at BWMC will be honored as one of the top ten “Circle of Honor” submissions for the conference’s Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation. 

Centering Pregnancy is a model of prenatal care that the obstetrics practice adopted several years ago. The program focuses on health assessment, education and support within a group setting facilitated by a midwife and an assistant. Women are grouped with other expecting mothers who are due around the same time, and together, they attend 10 two-hour prenatal sessions.

The goal of the Centering Pregnancy program is to help reduce the incidence of preterm birth and low birth weight infants, among other health care concerns. Since opening, the program has seen tremendous patient results.

Congratulations to the midwives and physicians for their extraordinary dedication to serving the community.

Find out more about UM Community Medical Group — Women's Health Centering Pregnancy Program.