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VCU Medical Center Nurse-Midwives team recognized as one of the best practices in the country

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Congratulations to our Nurse-Midwives team at VCU Medical Center for achieving a 2018 Triple Aim Best Practice designation from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Of the 257 practices participating in the 2018 ACNM Benchmarking Project, 73 practices were designated Triple Aim Best Practices.

In addition to achieving the Triple Aim designation, the Nurse-Midwives team was also recognized for a high rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 48 hours, as well as a high rate of attendance at the six-week postpartum visit.

The Triple Aim Best Practice recognizes practices that meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “triple aim” of improving the patient experience, reducing the cost of care and improving the health of populations. This is demonstrated by high breastfeeding rates, low preterm birth and cesarean rates, and reporting fiscal variables.

The ACNM’s Benchmarking Project was established as a method of quality assurance, allowing participating practices to compare, network and learn from practices that are similar in size and environment. By networking with practices designated “best practice,” participants can learn how to achieve better outcomes on quality indicators.