CAIRO, GA (WALB) - Grady General Hospital is being recognized for its leadership in reducing early elective deliveries in Georgia. The hospital just recently received the 2014 Leadership Award in the Clinical Excellence category.
It was one of sixty hospitals to submit their best practice for the VHA Georgia award consideration, and won first place.
Their goal was to be a voice for the unborn child and to inform expecting mothers of safety precautions.
"We would induce women at 37 weeks and call that term if they were fine and tired of being pregnant. But now evidence is showing that if we can delay them from those elective inductions and get them to 39 weeks, the outcomes are much better and safer for the mom and the baby," said Jonathon Lynch, Chief of Staff
Grady General has sustained a zero percent EED rate, surpassing their goal of five percent.