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Atrium Health Navicent Teammates Honored by Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Teammates honored for contributions to maternal and neonatal outreach education

Two Atrium Health Navicent teammates have been honored by the Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative for their work to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants.

Jennifer Boland, Atrium Health Navicent’s regional perinatal outreach coordinator, was presented the Spirit of Excellence Maternal Outreach Educator Award for her work leading the implementation of simulation training and debriefing for Georgia hospitals to improve maternal and newborn outcomes in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Carla Morton, Atrium Health Navicent’s neonatal outreach and developmental follow-up coordinator, was presented the Spirit of Excellence Neonatal Outreach Educator Award for her work on a neonatal abstinence syndrome project to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies affected by maternal substance abuse. The project involved education, ensuring consistent screening processes improved and awareness of a significant increase in substance abuse. The project involved coordination with other regional hospitals.

Both honorees additionally have made impacts to improve community health by collaborating with other central Georgia hospitals to guide in their participation in the Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s maternal and neonatal quality improvement initiatives, extending their outreach beyond Atrium Health Navicent to the entire region.

“The needs of our patients extend beyond treatment room doors as we seek to improve health and wellness while bridging gaps in access to care. Thanks to the Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative for their recognition of these teammates’ outreach and efforts to improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies,” said Tracey Blalock, Atrium Health Navicent’s chief nursing executive.

The Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative seeks to establish and maintain a robust statewide perinatal data and quality improvement system that engages stakeholders in evidence-based practices to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies throughout Georgia.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.