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BUH Obstetrical Team Achieves Patient Safety Program Award

March 14, 2014

Moms and babies on the Women's Health and Birthing Unit of Battlefords Union Hospital are benefiting from the outstanding commitment and achievement of all the ward's staff and physicians toward improving patient safety and care through the ‘Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently' patient safety program, known as MOREOB.

For the second consecutive year, the 35-member team of health care professionals who deliver obstetrical care on the unit have been recognized by MOREOB “for outstanding performance in the application of knowledge, communication and teamwork in order to make patient safety the priority and everyone's responsibility.”

The BUH obstetrical team of physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse educators and nurse managers achieved 100% participation in all aspects of MOREOB Module 2. Training in the module began last March. Over the past year, all of the unit's staff and physicians successfully completed six specific educational, implementation and practice requirements of the program. The BUH MOREOB team met and surpassed the necessary 80% target for each component.

Additionally, the unit's MOREOB Core Team met the requirements for participation, leadership, monitoring and workload sharing.

MORE OB 2014 Award

Members of the BUH MOREOB Obstetrical Core Team accept the Recognition Award from representatives of of the international program. From left:  Sherri DeMeester, MOREOB program consultant; Dr. Donna Cherniak, MOREOB facilitator; Pamela Plummer, Core Team co-chairperson & nurse manager BUH Women's Health & Birthing (Obstetrical) Unit; Dr. Anneme Dunhin,General Practitioner/Obstetrician; Shelly Horsman, BUH director of acute care; Stephanie Wright, registered nurse; Jessica Campbell, clinical resource nurse; and Dr. Olesegun Oyewole, obstetrician.

“I am so proud of all the staff and physicians on the Women's Health and Birthing Unit for their dedication to continually improving the care and safety of our patients through MOREOB,” said Pamela Plummer, BUH MOREOB Core Team Co-chairperson and Nurse Manager of the unit. “Reaching 100% achievement of the requirements in this second module is a great accomplishment.”

Dr. Almereau Prollius, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and fellow BUH MOREOB Core Team Co-chairperson, commended all physicians and staff for their diligence and enthusiasm in learning and implementing the program. “Our patients are the real beneficiaries of our participation and achievement,” Prollius stated. “They can be assured that we are continually striving to deliver the safest, best quality care we can for them.”

Prollius added, “The MOREOB program has reinforced that every member of the team is important and equal in their contribution to quality patient care.” He believes this serves as an excellent example of the outstanding teamwork that can be achieved across the Region.

The MOREOB Recognition Award was formally presented to the team today as members began their Year 3 MOREOB training.



For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Linda Lewis, Communications Officer 306-446-6625 or 306-441-4248 linda.lewis@pnrha.ca

For a print-ready version of the news release, click here.

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