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St. Catherine’s Maternity Team Selected to Share Innovative “Best-Practices” at the 2014 AWHONN National Convention

June 16th, 2014


A proposal to improve patient outcomes for both mothers and newborns, submitted by an innovative team of maternity nurses at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center was selected by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to be presented at their annual convention this June, 2014.

A leader among the nation's nursing associations, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) represents 180,000 nurses and health care professionals with a membership of more than 24,000 in the U.S. AWHONN members are committed to delivering superior health care to women and newborns in hospitals, in-home health and ambulatory care settings. AWHONN members' rich diversity of skills and experience make AWHONN the voice for women's health, perinatal and neonatal nursing. AWHONN's mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

The proposal entitled, “Cultivating Better Outcomes for Mothers and Newborns Through Integrated Best Practice Models” was selected as a final poster presentation among several contending submissions from across the nation. "The importance of being selected for this national conference is that it offers the medical center the opportunity to share optimal health care information that affects women and newborns,” said St. Catherine’s Maternity Nurse Manager Neila Hernandez, RN-C, MSN. “We are also able to network and gain new insight into the latest evidence-based research for improved care for our mothers and newborns."


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