The BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan OB/GYN Residency Practice was named the first-ever Centering Site of the Year by the Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) for its work implementing and executing the CenteringPregnancy® care model.
Grand Rapids, MI, August 19, 2022 — The Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) named the BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan OB/GYN Residency Practice as its first-ever recipient of the Centering Site of the Year award for its work implementing and executing the CenteringPregnancy care model, in collaboration with Priority Health.
CenteringPregnancy, an evidence-based model of group health care, combines a health assessment with interactive learning and community building to help support positive health behaviors, drive better health outcomes and address the complex social determinants of health.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Spectrum Health pivoted from in-person meetings to offering a virtual option for patients. The team developed tools and resources for providers, residents, clinical staff, and scheduling teams to support Centering conversations with their patients.
“We are deeply grateful to receive this national award for our CenteringPregnancy program, especially considering the challenges COVID-19 created for this normally in-person program,” said Cheryl Wolfe, MD, MBA, vice president and department chief of Women’s Health, Spectrum Health West Michigan. “Our team has gone above and beyond to keep patients engaged and motivated and to find the best way to serve our patients.”