Improving Diagnosis 


The staff of the Women’s Health Department Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine —  Pictured here: Front: Raluca Anca, Stephanie Ewing, Aida Schumacher, Alicia Hussey, Debi Ferrarello Middle: Briana O’Hanlon, Melissa Wheeler, Bency Thomas, Beth Ann Pyle Back: Patrick Donnelly, Elizabeth Quigley, Marcia Marchese

Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine

Postpartum hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States. As one of the largest delivery services in the state of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital understood the importance of implementing the latest in evidenced based practice to ensure our patients were receiving the highest level of care. As such, the Women’s Health team implemented a hemorrhage specific interprofessional response team in 2020. The addition of this team, and standard protocols for the management of hemorrhage, has allowed us to improve markers of morbidity for or obstetric patients.


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