Every March we honor Women’s History Month and celebrate the impact women have had in society. The field of healthcare has been specifically and uniquely impacted by women as their roles changed and evolved throughout history. We have come a long way—from women being unable to enroll in medical school, to now becoming CEOs and
In 1949, Dr. Helen Elizabeth Nash became the first Black woman to join the attending staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. That same year she was also one of only four Black physicians—and the only woman—invited to join the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine. As a pediatrician, Dr. Nash spent her life advocating
Each morning, team members across the Bon Secours Mercy Health network join together to pause, connect, and reflect. During these short “PAUSE” sessions, guest speakers discuss topics such as human dignity, thankfulness, safety, and humility. This Monday, Onsite’s very own Dr. Sue Miller joined the live stream to share a bit about her story and
The heartbreaking events of recent weeks have been strong reminders of the inequality that still exists in our nation to this day. The senseless deaths of African Americans, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, and many others, highlight a problem that has gone unacknowledged for too long. Racism in all its forms—structural, systemic, institutional,
With our country in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it has never been more important to evaluate the health and safety of our nation’s hospitals. The Leapfrog Group, a healthcare watchdog organization, recently released their annual Spring Hospital Safety Grades.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-reaching effects on everything from the global economy, to your local health system, and our day-to-day routines. With many US states mandating people stay at home and practice social distancing, it can easily feel like our lives have been turned upside down. All this change, combined with fear about the
There are several factors that can create complications during pregnancy and birth. Until now, much of the focus has been on how a mother’s health affects the health of her baby. However, new research suggests that the health of the father may also be key to improving outcomes for mom and baby. A study of
Each day we are learning more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the threat it may pose to different segments of our population. Our clinical leaders and hospital partners across the country are actively working to put measures in place to protect pregnant mothers and their newborn infants. So how does this disease affect our