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    Faith Community Hospital Director of Nursing Joy Henry speaks to the FCH board of directors about the obstetrics staff attending the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal a program. Photo/Brian Smith

FCH obstetrics team works to better maternal health

A group of Faith Community Hospital obstetric nurses are working to make obstetrics at FCH a smoother experience.

FCH Director of Nursing Joy Henry told the board, at its Jan. 27 meeting, the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) had invited the hospital obstetrics staff to become part of their program where they could help identify obstetric problems and become more adept at such things as postpartum hemorrhaging.

The group, which consisted of RN’s Jessica Coker, Caitlyn Choat, Brandi Bennett, Chris Norris, Carrie Herbold and Kelly O’Dell,; Kim Staley with the hospital lab staff and Dr. Johnson, set objectives with the nurses who had undergone the training leading the charge after the training in Lubbock.

“We didn’t ask the docs what to do on this. We told them,” Henry said. “We learned about different triggers which can lead to the hemorrhaging and what to watch for.” 

“Us doing this has put us on the map in a big way as far as rural hospitals are concerned,” FCH CEO Frank Beaman explained.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 5, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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