Webinar: Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns – Reducing Early Elective Deliveries

As part of the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns effort, the CMS Innovation Center hosted a webinar to discuss why it is important to reduce early elective deliveries and share best practices on how reducing early elective deliveries improves the health of mothers and newborns across the country. Individuals representing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the March of Dimes, providers and payers conveyed examples of successes and how reducing early elective deliveries can be accomplished. All interested providers and payers were invited to attend this event.

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Presenters

Erin Smith

Patient Care Models Group,
CMS Innovation Center

Hal C. Lawrence, MD, FACOG

Executive Vice President,
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP

Senior Vice President & Deputy Medical Director,
March of Dimes

Kenneth Brown, MD, MBA, FACOG

Medical Director,
Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Kathleen Simpson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Mercy Hospital (St. Louis, Missouri)
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Vi Naylor

Executive Vice President,
Georgia Hospital Association

Lynne Hall

Quality Improvement Specialist,
Georgia Hospital Association

Stephen L. Barlow, MD

Vice President & Chief Medical Officer,
SelectHealth (Murray, Utah)