Tracy Stewart, RNC-EFM, BSN, Director of Obstetrics at Madison County Hospital was a presenter at the 2013 Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Ohio Conference.
This year, nurses were called to submit abstracts that highlighted how their facility improved safety and quality in nursing of obstetrics, gynecology and neonatology. Tracy was one of 13 nurses chosen to present at this year's conference.
"When I was presenting and explaining the work we do here at MCH, I felt extremely proud," said Tracy. "I am proud of our staff, doctors and administrators and proud that the care we give here is recognized as best practice at the state level. I have always known that we provide excellent care and it was wonderful to have it validated and recognized."
Tracy's abstract, "Decreasing Emergency Cesarean Times Using an Interdisciplinary Approach", focused on the decreased decision to incision time at MCH. While MCH has always met the state standard, the collaborative effort from many departments reduced the average time by 61.7 percent since 2011.
"This is a tremendous accolade for a rural hospital," said Jennifer Piccione, Chief Clinical Services and Nursing Officer at MCH. "It truly demonstrates how much can be achieved by working together and how well we work as a team at MCH.
Tracy has worked in maternity care for more than 15 years and received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Wright State University.