Hospital Wins Award for Reducing Induction Births

Congratulations, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC!


An excerpt from the article that appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times:

A team from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC received the first place gold award on Wednesday for its efforts in reducing induction births, according to the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, which sponsored the awards along with the Fine Foundation.

Magee’s efforts resulted in an overall 40 percent reduction in induction births, which includes a 70 percent decrease in elective inductions. Team members will share a $25,000 prize.

In induction births, doctors start labor with medications and other procedures, which can increase the risk of Cesarean section births and other complications. Induction births are often done for the convenience of the mother, family or doctors.