MHA Proud to Launch MORE OB Program

(Strathroy, ON) – Recently the Strathroy hospital of the Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) launched the MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) program. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, in collaboration with the South West Local Health Integration Network, approved funding for the MOREOB initiative.

MOREOB was created in 2001-2002 by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada to address obstetrical risk and patient safety issues. The interprofessional patient safety program incorporates adult education principles, reflective learning, practice modification, and evaluation as the foundation for motivating change and maintaining a current clinical knowledge base.

It is designed to improve quality of care, encompasses professional development and enhances knowledge management and patient safety in obstetrical units. The program is implemented over a three year period and involves evidence based education, skills drills and simulation. We are pleased to participate in the MOREOB program.

“We are very excited about bringing this program to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital,” said Dr. Phil Vandewalle, Clinical Chief, Obstetrics.

About MHA:
The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is comprised of two fully-accredited partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

A progressive, team-oriented and technologically adept organization of excellence, the MHA is creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that a high level of service is provided while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.

Providing core acute primary and secondary hospital care, the MHA has also been recognized for establishing two notable Centres of Achievement (Orthopaedics and Diabetes Education Centre) that generate local and regional referrals.

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