Memorial Hermann’s Women’s and Children’s Service Line is committed to improving the health of mothers and babies. That’s why we’re working with AIM, the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM). This national, data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative has developed care bundles which specify well-established, evidence-based practices to help reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. These AIM bundles include care for:

  • Obstetric Hemorrhage
  • Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth
  • Cardiac Conditions in Obstetrical Care
  • Care for Pregnant and Postpartum  People with Substance Use Disorder
  • Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder
  • Postpartum Discharge Transition
  • Sepsis in Obstetrical Care

Lowering the Episiotomy Rate

During childbirth, OB/GYNS sometimes perform an episiotomy as a way to enlarge the birth canal to help facilitate delivery. Currently, evidence has demonstrated that episiotomy shows no benefit in reducing complications like incontinence or pelvic floor weakness.

As part of  a national effort to minimize this practice,  Memorial Hermann has been successful in decreasing episiotomy rates at its hospitals, achieving a rate lower than the Leapfrog Standard from 2018 to 2021. View episiotomy rates published on LeapFrog »

Episiotomy Rate

Value Outcomes Reporting - Episiotomy Rates