RMH Recognized for Giving Babies a Healthy Start in Life

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The Family Birth Place at Ransom Memorial Hospital has been awarded the 39 Weeks recognition banner for achieving early elective delivery rates below five percent and implementing quality initiatives as outlined by the organizations below. They are fully committed to improving the quality of care for moms and babies!

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Family Health, the March of Dimes and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) have joined together to encourage continued progress towards eliminating early elective deliveries in Kansas. Together, the organizations support Kansas birthing hospitals in adopting the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines that highlight the importance of allowing babies to reach 39 weeks gestation through the elimination of elective labor inductions and cesarean sections.

Babies who are delivered early are at a higher risk for health complications, including breathing problems, temperature problems and feeding difficulties.

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