Document Type


Executive Sponsor(s)

Meaghan Smith, Director - Nursing, MMC Birth Center

Publication Date

Summer 6-2-2023


Maine Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology


In the United States, approximately 700 women die each year from pregnancy related deaths and the most frequent cause of preventable maternal mortality is obstetric hemorrhage. The postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) rate at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is three times the national average. At our facility we care for the most complex patients in the State and we must decrease our rate to accurately reflect our expertise, knowledge and skills.



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