12:00 PM12:00

March for Moms

Kristen Terlizzi and Alisha Keller Berry represented National Accreta Foundation at the March for Moms rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on May 6, 2018. The event drew policymakers, celebrities, and professional leaders alongside families and advocates to launch the first ever national maternal health week. Kristen was an invited speaker and presented a talk that illustrated the national problem of increased cesareans and resulting placenta accretas and made a call to action to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by reducing unnecessary cesareans. 

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7:00 AM07:00

The Beryl Institute Regional Roundtable- Palo Alto

Morning Keynote: The Power of Patient Storytelling in Understanding the Patient Experience

Kristen will discuss her two-month postpartum hospital stay and illuminate the complex patient experience of high risk obstetrics. Kristen’s remarkable story highlights the importance of partnership between patient and care team and illustrates how all functions in healthcare have the ability to impact the patient experience. Participants will gain insight into the patient experience and develop empathy for patients, recognize the value and healing impact of compassionate care and learn how utilizing patient speakers can benefit healthcare organizations.

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to May 26

Expert Consultation Session: Delivery Decisions Initiative

Jill Arnold will be attending this event.

"The Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs and the Peterson Center on Healthcare are please to announce a project to target unnecessary and potentially harmful hospital services. The project will design, test, and scale a health system intervention to safely reduce inappropriate cesarean deliveries in the United States, one of the most frequently utilized and widely varying hospital services."

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