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Princeton Health Recognized for Excellence in Perinatal Anesthesiology

August 26, 2019
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The Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP), a national organization promoting quality perinatal anesthetic care, has recognized Penn Medicine Princeton Health as a Center of Excellence.

Princeton Health was among only 39 hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide to receive SOAP’s latest Center of Excellence designations, which were announced this summer.

The prestigious designation is based on wide-ranging criteria covering categories such as:

  • Personnel and staffing
  • Equipment, protocols, and policies
  • Simulation and team training
  • Obstetric emergency management
  • Cesarean delivery and labor analgesia care
  • Implementation of recommendations and guidelines
  • Quality assurance and patient follow-up systems

“Congratulations to the Department of Anesthesia for helping Penn Medicine Princeton Health to be named a Center of Excellence,” said Agnes Lamon, MD, chief of obstetric anesthesia at Princeton Medical Center. “This designation demonstrates our dedication to our obstetric patients, emphasizing patient-centered care and patient safety, and is a credit to the nurses, midwives, and physicians in anesthesia, neonatology, obstetrics, and maternal fetal medicine who collaborate to care for every mom and baby in our hospital.”

SOAP, founded in 1968, works to improve pregnancy-related outcomes for women and babies by supporting obstetric anesthesiology research; providing education to its members, other providers, and pregnant women; and promoting excellence in clinical anesthetic care. The organization’s members include anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and scientists who share an interest in providing care to pregnant women and newborns.

About Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing acute care hospital services through Princeton Medical Center; behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health; in-home nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care; primary and specialty care through Princeton Medicine Physicians; ambulatory surgery and wellness services. For more information, visit Penn Medicine Princeton Health is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), which, together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, forms Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research and excellence in patient care.

Andy Williams, 609-252-8785

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