- David Plazas is the director of opinion and engagement for the USA TODAY Community Tennessee.
Ascension is one of many nation’s largest well being care methods and its Saint Thomas Midtown heart is reworking from a big, normal hospital to a collection of boutique, specialised hospitals.
Among the many areas of focus is girls’s well being, be it obstetrics and gynecology or different specialties corresponding to oncology and cardiology.
Maternal well being is of vital concern as america was the one developed nation the place maternal mortality has risen since 1990, based on the World Well being Group.
Issues over girls’s well being and well-being have elevated because the reversal of the Roe v. Wade determination in June and the enactment of Tennessee’s strict “set off” regulation.
On this episode of the Tennessee Voices video podcast, three girls healthcare leaders from Ascension shared their views and expertise on how the system, which is nonprofit and Catholic, is seeking to serve and heal girls.
- Dr. Shubhada Jagasia, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown
- Dr. Nicole Schlechter, imaginative and prescient chief for ladies’s providers at Ascension Saint Thomas Well being
- Kristen Toth, Ascension Saint Thomas Well being vice chairman for ladies, youngsters and oncology providers
They mentioned the hospital’s start design expertise and efforts to battle coronary heart illness in girls. In addition they shared how they entered the well being care career and confirmed why it issues that extra girls assume well being care management roles.
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David Plazas is the director of opinion and engagement for the USA TODAY Community Tennessee and an editorial board member of The Tennessean. Tweet to him at @davidplazas.