August 1, 2018

Around the nation: NYC targets racial disparities in maternal health

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    New York City officials last month announced an initiative aimed at reducing maternal deaths and complications among black women, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Kentucky, and New York.

    • California: California Pacific Medical Center's (CPMC) $538 million hospital is set to open this month. The new facility will be named CPMC Mission Bernal and will be replacing CPMC's 150-year-old St. Luke's hospital, which did not meet state earthquake-resistance standards. The new hospital will offer expanded maternity and orthopedic care, as well as additional ED rooms and short-term acute care beds for seniors (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/30).

    • Kentucky: Baptist Health Richmond has named Greg Gerard as its permanent president. Gerard had been serving as the hospital's interim president since January and has previously served as the hospital's VP of ambulatory services (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/30).

    • New York: New York City officials last month announced an initiative aimed at reducing maternal deaths and complications among black women. As part of the initiative, the city will bolster its data collection on both maternal deaths and complications, provide bias training for medical staff at both private and public hospitals, and launch a public awareness campaign (Waldman, ProPublica, 7/30).

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