Mayor Sarno states, “I want to applaud Mercy Medical Center for working to enhance the communication and teamwork aspects for mothers who are expecting, their families and the medical professionals they work with while giving birth to their babies. This new initiative will greatly improve the experience families and medical staff have in order to make the birthing procedure safe for all involved, especially for the mothers and their babies.”
“At Mercy Medical Center, we want every woman giving birth and the clinicians who care for them to feel empowered to participate in decisions made during labor and delivery,” said Robert Roose, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Administrative Officer, Mercy Medical Center and Johnson Memorial Hospital. “TeamBirth will move us closer to that goal by fostering teamwork and communication among physicians, midwives, nurses, staff, and the woman giving birth so that our patients are heard and supported from the moment they walk into the Family Life Center.”
Research indicates that failures in communication between providers and between providers and patients accounts for up to 90 percent of preventable injuries during childbirth. TeamBirth was developed to address these gaps in communication to ensure that people giving birth and the clinicians who are caring for them have shared input and understanding into decisions during labor and delivery.