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Bartlett Beginnings is the best for moms and babies

For their efforts in addressing severe hypertension in pregnancy, which can threaten the life of the mother and baby, Bartlett Beginnings received Gold recognition from the state of Alaska—the highest honor.

"It's a true testament to the amount of work the OB staff and providers dedicated to this initiative," says Lauren Beason, RN, Obstetrics Director. "It has been a wonderful experience collaborating with other hospitals throughout the state to help address maternal morbidity."

The honor came with a letter from Alaska Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink, MD, FACEP. It reads, in part:

"Due to the significant efforts by Lauren Beason, Obstetrics Director, Bartlett Regional Hospital exceeded every target for quality care. In the fourth quarter of 2020, 100% of pregnant patients with severe hypertension received timely treatment, education and appropriate follow-up. Bartlett Regional Hospital consistently submitted quality data and actively participated in monthly meetings with other hospital teams. Lauren served in a mentorship role and frequently volunteered to present and share successes and challenges to the benefit of other hospitals. As a result of this initiative and efforts of participating hospitals, the AKPQC exceeded its goal by reducing the rate of SMM (severe maternal morbidity) among people with preeclampsia by 27.5% from 2018 to 2020. We sincerely thank the staff and leadership at Bartlett Regional Hospital for their significant contributions toward improving maternal health in Alaska."

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