Health official recommends not to deliver anyone if it’s an elective procedure – Arkansas News

Health official recommends not to deliver anyone if it’s an elective procedure – Arkansas News

BILLY JEAN LOUIS, blouis@baxterbulletin.com
Published 9:55 p.m. CT Sept. 14, 2017

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March of Dimes and the Arkansas Hospital Association recognized the staff of the Baxter Regional Medical Center’s Women and Newborn Care Center Thursday morning for their effort in reducing early elective deliveries.
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March of Dimes and the Arkansas Hospital Association recognized the staff of the Baxter Regional Medical Center’s Women and Newborn Care Center on Thursday morning for their effort in reducing early elective deliveries. 

Presented by the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Arkansas Hospital Association Nancy Godsey, the Women and Newborn Care Center staff received a banner that read: “Baxter Regional Medical Center is committed to improving the quality of care for moms and babies. 39+ weeks: Healthy babies are worth the wait.” 

Godsey told The Bulletin Thursday morning that the staff has done the work to ensure that no babies are delivered before 39 weeks, without an appropriate reason. She agreed the banner is prestigious — it is endorsed by March of Dimes, and it is nationally recognized.

“It is just a way that Baxter Regional continues to ensure excellent care is provided to the patients in their…

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