Ten years and 6,000 healthy babies sound like statistics worth celebrating.
That is exactly what happened Nov. 28 when the Inova OB/GYN Clinic at Loudoun Hospital celebrated 10 years of providing prenatal care and delivery services to low-income and uninsured women in Loudoun County.
Through a partnership with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Loudoun County Health Department and HealthWorks of Northern Virginia, OB/GYN Hospitalists of Loudoun provide expectant mothers comprehensive outpatient obstetrical services, prenatal care, diabetes management, case management, non-stress testing and nutritional counseling to all qualified patients.
The program was “born” in 2008, when a need was identified in the county to improve birth outcomes, decrease NICU stays and ensure all women in our community had the opportunity to deliver healthy babies through access to excellent prenatal care.
“One of our goals is healthy women having healthy babies,” Loudoun County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend said. “In 2008, we had a long discussion on how do we make this better and Inova stepped up to the plate. We’ve had an agreement for the past 10 years and it’s been wonderful seeing this relationship evolve.”
OB/GYN Hospitalists of Loudoun have delivered approximately 6,000 babies at The Birthing Inn since the program started in 2008.
“One of our cultural beliefs is ‘stronger together,'” Inova Loudoun Hospital CEO Deborah Addo said. “I look around this room and what we’ve done for 10 years is exactly that.”