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'More OB' program at Sisters Hospital

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo is one of six in the state to start a new program designed to make delivery safer for moms and babies. It's called the More OB program.

Hospital officials and medical staff announced its start at a news conference on Wednesday.

The program is a patient-safety initiative, that doctors say will help staff respond to emergency situations faster and more effectively.

"The More-OB program is about creating a culture of safety, where safety is everyone's priority," said Dr. Chad Strittmatter, director of the OB-GYN program at Sisters Hospital.

Under the program, staff will be trained to practice for emergencies, and new emergency protocols will be put in place.

Sisters Hospital is owned by Catholic Health. It's rolling out the More OB program at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, as well.

The program is being funded by a $20,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation.

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