“How a Maternity Care Home Model Reduces the Premature Birth Rate”

Recently our Maternity Care Home Model was highlighted in an article at HealthPayer Intelligence. Jim Gera, Senior VP of Business Development; Maribeth Hollinshead, Director and Nurse Navigator of the Maternity Care Home Model; and Jennie Oberkrom, Program Coordinator and Behavioral Health Specialist for the Maternity Care Home Model, were interviewed for the article. Together they explained the importance of addressing biopsychosocial needs during pregnancy, the role of interdisciplinary care, and the positive outcomes the model has demonstrated. In less than three years, the program has reduced the premature birth rate, reduced NICU utilization, initiated prenatal care earlier, and saved millions of dollars.

Betsy Engle