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Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)

AIM is an initiative, led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in partnership with over 30 additional professional organizations, including the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and more. 

 

The purpose of AIM is to promote consistent and safe maternity care to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality by equipping, empowering and emboldening every state’s maternal health leaders, providers, and systems by implementing patient safety bundles. 

 

These safety bundles are short, straightforward evidence-based action steps that hospital obstetric and women’s health units can implement to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. The improvement work is done by evaluating current practices within each obstetric unit, and improving upon any recognized deficits by adopting the national best practices outlined in the bundle. 

 

AIM has patient safety bundles to reduce the most common maternal morbidities and causes of death.  

 

Patient Safety Bundles:  

 

Indiana AIM 

 

In January 2019, Indiana joined AIM.   

 

Indiana AIM: 

 

  • promotes the best practices in maternal health with the alignment of maternal safety efforts on a local, state, and national level; 
  • provides intensive technical assistance with team-based communication, effective collaboration and harmonized data collection for participating hospitals;  
  • provides access to resources through National AIM, including a user-friendly data portal, patient safety tools, eLearning modules for clinical staff, maternal safety webinars, etc.; and
  • facilitates networking and collaboration among delivering facilities to share learning opportunities.  

Participating hospitals are required to submit data quarterly to monitor their progress towards successful bundle implementation. In addition to hospitals submitting the five data points, the Indiana Hospital Association has partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Maternal and Child Health to provide data and support as necessary.  

 

This program is completely free and voluntary for Indiana hospitals. 

 

Since launching in June of 2019, ISDH has received an overwhelming response from Indiana hospitals who are ready to implement these proven and effective practice guidelines to improve the health outcomes of their patients.   

 

To aid hospitals in implementing the AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage patient safety bundle, the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC) has created a Maternal Hemorrhage Toolkit. This toolkit includes information and examples from Indiana hospitals to aid their peers in successfully implementing the bundles best practices.  

 

While participation in Indiana AIM is voluntary for Indiana hospitals, ISDH and the State Health Commissioner are calling on all delivering facilities in the state to join.  

 

Hospitals Enrolled in Indiana AIM: (as of December 2019)

Adams Memorial Hospital    

Baptist Health Floyd

Bluffton Regional Medical Center

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Clark Memorial Health

Columbus Regional Hospital

Community Hospital Anderson

Community Hospital East

Community Hospital Munster

 Community Hospital North

 Community Hospital South

 Community Howard Regional Health

 Decatur County Memorial Hospital

 Dekalb Health

 Dupont Hospital

 Elkhart General Hospital

 Eskenazi Health

 Franciscan Health Lafayette East

 Good Samaritan

 Goshen Health

 Greene County General Hospital

 Harrison County Hospital

 Hendricks Regional Health

 Henry Community Health

 Highpoint Health (Dearborn Hospital)

 IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

 IU Health Bloomington Hospital

 IU Health Jay Hospital

 IU Health Methodist Hospital

 IU Health Paoli Hospital

 IU Health Riley Hospital for Children

 IU Health West Hospital

 Johnson Memorial Hospital 

King’s Daughter Health

Kosciusko Community Hospital

 LaPorte Hospital

 Lutheran Hospital

 Margaret Mary Community Health

 Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - Jasper

 Memorial Hospital of South Bend

 Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus 

 Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus

 Parkview Hospital Randallia

 Parkview Huntington Hospital

 Parkview Lagrange Hospital

 Parkview Noble Hospital

 Parkview Regional Medical Center

 Parkview Wabash Hospital

 Parkview Whitley Hospital

 Perry County Memorial Hospital

 Pulaski Memorial Hospital

 Saint Joseph Health System – Mishawaka

 Schneck Medical Center

 St. Catherine East Chicago

 St. Joseph Health System Plymouth

 St. Mary’s Hospital Hobart

 St. Vincent Anderson

 St. Vincent Carmel

 St. Vincent Dunn

 St. Vincent Evansville

 St. Vincent Fishers

 St. Vincent Kokomo

 St. Vincent Randolph

 St. Vincent Women’s Hospital

 Terre Haute Regional Hospital

 The Women’s Hospital Newburgh

 Union Hospital

 Witham Health Services

 Woodlawn Hospital

 

 

For additional information on Indiana AIM, please contact Sarah Briley at SBriley@isdh.in.gov