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Texas Hospital Association Partners With Texas Department of State Health Services to Reduce Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

(Austin – July 2, 2018) Through the Texas AIM project, 179 Texas hospitals will begin work to reduce the incidence of obstetric hemorrhage, one of the primary causes of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. The Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Department of State Health Services will work with these hospitals to implement evidence-based strategies over 18 months with the goal of reducing preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.

“The Texas Hospital Association is pleased to partner with the state in this important work,” said Ted Shaw, president/CEO of the Texas Hospital Association. “The commitment of so many Texas hospitals to participate in the project is a testament to their unceasing dedication to doing whatever it takes to achieve zero harm and the highest quality of care in all areas of patient care.”

Seventy-five percent of the state’s hospitals that provide birthing services are participating in the voluntary AIM initiative.

“Hospitals have a privileged role in so many families’ lives,” said Shaw. “None is more special than to be a part of new life entering the world. That is a trusted role that hospitals cherish. And we honor that role by participating in this work.”

AIM is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative based on proven implementation approaches to improving maternal safety and outcomes in the U.S. The goal is to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity across the country.

THA will provide coaching, support, education and training to participating hospitals and collect data on implementation and outcomes improvement.

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Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents 452 of the state’s non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.