Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce that it has achieved
Birth Ready Designation for 2023. The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)
and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) recognized Thibodaux
Regional for committing to practices of implementing quality improvement
to improve birth outcomes for mothers in Louisiana.
To achieve designation, Thibodaux Regional Health System met criteria in
five dimensions, including implementation of policies and procedures,
promoting patient partnership, and addressing health disparities and equity.
“It is a privilege to acknowledge Thibodaux Regional for working
to implement best practices in an equitable way to ensure every woman
who gives birth has a safe, equitable, and dignified birth,” said
Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell, medical director of the LaPQC.
Facilities who receive Birth Ready Designation have undergone a rigorous
application and review process by the LaPQC Birth Ready designation committee.
Applications are reviewed and renewed annually for sustained compliance.
The work of the LaPQC, an initiative of the department’s Bureau
of Family Health and the Louisiana Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention
of Infant Mortality, is dedicated to improving perinatal and neonatal
outcomes across Louisiana. The LaPQC was created to promote the implementation
of evidence-based practices to reduce significant factors that contribute
to poor birth outcomes. The collaborative also focuses on promoting health
equity and reducing racial and ethnic disparities.
For more information on Birth Ready Designation visit PartnersForFamilyHealth.org/birth-ready.