Saskatoon Health Region’s efforts to improve obstetrical patient safety have been recognized with a significant award. On January 23, a core team of employees and physicians from Maternal Services received The MOREOB Recognition Award for their work in implementing key patient safety activities.

“While the award is available to teams in every module year, receiving it in year one of the MOREOB Program shows excellent engagement by your Maternity Services to the program and its goals,” says Dr. James Ruiter, Vice President, Medical Director, Salus Global, Performance Safety Solutions. His group trains health-care providers in patient safety approaches across North America. “What this means to your hospital is that their journey towards patient safety is well under way.

The MOREOB Program is the world’s largest supported obstetrical patient safety program. It is a comprehensive, three-year, patient safety, professional development, and performance improvement program for caregivers and administrators in hospital obstetrics units. The program was launched in Saskatoon Health Region last year.

The award was announced to the core team as they gathered to start their second module year in the MOREOB program. This core team is one of the larger groups in Canada engaged in the program.

“Our experience with more than 14,000 participants at over 300 hospitals reveals that, the larger the group, the more challenging it is for the core team to obtain engagement of their participants,” says Ruiter. “It is clear from the fact that your unit received the award that this challenge has been overcome by this core team.”

The MOREOB core team pictured with Saskatoon Health Region President and CEO Maura Davies.

The MOREOB core team pictured with Saskatoon Health Region President and CEO Maura Davies.