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Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Recognized as One of the Safest Places to Have a Baby

Clinton, Mo. – (Oct. 7, 2020) – Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH), a top 10 Missouri healthcare organization, has been recognized as one of the safest places to have a baby in the nation by the Joint Commission.

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is an organization that accredits more than 22,000 U.S. healthcare organizations and seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public. The Joint Commission evaluates and inspires healthcare organizations to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Recently, the Joint Commission selected GVMH and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare to present best practices, knowledge and expertise for cesarean birth and unexpected complications in term newborns to other healthcare leaders, managers and point of care staff to provide guidance to improve services and obtain better outcomes for patients.

“It is a great honor to represent GVMH at the upcoming Joint Commission webinar,” said Wendy Bolinger, MBA, HCM, BSN, RN, Director of the Birthing Center at GVMH. “At the GVMH Birthing Center, we deliver more than 380 babies per year. We have four delivering physicians, two pediatricians and many outstanding family practice doctors. I am extremely proud of how well our team works together and what we have accomplished. I look forward to sharing our information to help other hospitals provide better care for patients.”

The webinar is October 14, 2020 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT. To register to participate, go to: