Birth Injury Reduction Earns Award for Texas Medical Network

The state of Texas has recently awarded Seton Hospitals with the first annual "Quality Award" for their extremely successful push to reduce birth injuries. Seton was the only hospital in the state to receive the award. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission presented Seton with the award after the family of hospitals reported the lowest birth injury rate in the nation. Seton stated that their efforts to reduce birth trauma included limited use of forceps and vacuum extractors, as well as limiting elective inductions before 39 weeks. In 2003, Seton Hospitals reported 3 birth injuries per 1,000 live births. In 2007, the rate had … [Read more...]