March of Dimes, UTHealth, Children’s Memorial Hermann team up for new mother-baby safety center

June 13, 2017

The first-ever center in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving safety for pregnant women and babies has been established through grants from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Joe Kiani/Masimo Corporation to the March of Dimes in collaboration with McGovern Medical School and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The March of Dimes Perinatal Safety Center (PSC) is an innovative concept designed to serve as a blueprint for industry-leading patient safety initiatives that can be applied at hospitals across the nation.

“The March of Dimes is proud to initiate this project that helps fulfill our goal to give every baby a healthy start in life,” says Stacey D. Stewart, president of the March of Dimes. “And it’s fitting that we partner with institutions in the Texas Medical Center, where more than 25,000 babies are delivered each year.” She noted that Sabrina Midkiff, a member of the March of Dimes National Volunteer Council and a local resident, had spearheaded the effort to create the PSC. Read full article