Black Maternal Health Week Panel Conversation - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Black women and their babies have historically endured racial disparities in maternal and infant outcomes. According to the CDC, Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than White women. And these deaths are preventable. Pregnancy and postpartum care that is designed to align with patient and community needs and preferences is key in providing holistic, equitable care. By engaging in effective partnerships with community stakeholders to co-design culturally appropriate care for Black pregnant people, hospitals can facilitate a path forward for better and equitable maternal health outcomes.

Each year, Black Maternal Health Week is an opportunity to bring attention and action to improving Black maternal health. In support, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center’s Perinatal Services Department and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a Black Maternal Health Week Panel Conversation. Moderated by Sheryl Ann Syby, MSN, RN, CPN, Assistant Vice President of Perinatal Services, panelists include:

  • Kendra Larkin, BSN, RN Clinical Director of Labor and Delivery and High Risk Antepartum
  • Deanna Mims, Nurse Manager of Pediatric, Obstetrics & Gynecology Ambulatory Services
  • Joan Lobue, RN, OB/GYN Health Center
  • Silvia Valesques, RN, OB/GYN Health Center
  • Marilyn McArthur, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Please register in advance.

Presented virtually by Zoom

Questions? Contact Patrick Koslecki, Director, Diversity & Inclusion

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