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Texas Health Fort Worth Selected for Research to Improve Maternal Mortality

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is one of ten hospitals across the nation to participate in a program to improve the lives of newborns and their mothers and reduce maternal mortality with Premier Perinatal Collaborative.

“The idea is that by the hospitals working together we can learn from each other,” said Lindsey Canon, director of women and infant services at Texas Health Fort Worth via release. “We’ll identify best practices and ultimately share these learnings with hospitals around the country.”

The hospitals in the collaborative will apply evidence-based treatment to fight maternal mortality and share their results in order to better educate providers and care teams and improve outcomes. Premier will have a presence on the hospitals to aid the application of the best practices, and will also looking at strategies to reduce costs and disparities in care to diverse populations.

“This new collaborative is a reflection of our continued commitment to making the care we provide the safest and most reliable possible,” said Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Fort Worth via release. “We recognize the need for improvements in maternal care across the nation and in our own communities, and we are committed to giving it the attention it deserves.”

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