Ascension St. John Hospital has state of the art facilities. The Birthing Center is spacious and attractive with 31 LDRPs, to include holistic birthing suites, plus 20 post-partum and 17 high risk rooms. It is a large unit with 3,200 deliveries annually. The patient profile in obstetrics is 70% private and 30% clinic, staff, and maternal transfers.
Ascension St. John Hospital and the Department of OB/GYN place significant emphasis on patient safety objectives. PGY1 residents attend a training session focusing on Communication for Patient Safety within the first month of residency. All associates who work on the Birthing Center receive this training also. Ascension St. John Hospital participated in the AHRQ grant from 2009-2013. This grant focused on education, simulation exercises and disclosure training in order to improve patient safety on Labor and Delivery. Educational activities related to the grant continue. Residents participate in simulation exercises using the Noelle Obstetric Simulator. Ascension St. John Hospital has a Safety Committee, an Event Reporting System (ERS) for reporting safety concerns, and many individual departmental initiatives related to patient safety.
Ascension St. John Hospital and Medical Center is the first hospital in Detroit to earn “Baby Friendly” accreditation through the prestigious Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. This accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the United States recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.