MHA and hospitals and health systems from across Minnesota are working together to achieve positive health outcomes for moms and babies statewide.

On Sept. 14, MHA will host the second Healthy Moms and Babies Summit where an interdisciplinary group of hospital and health system care teams and leaders will collaboratively learn and share best practices in care provided to moms and babies in Minnesota.

This virtual summit will serve as a platform for sharing best practices, innovations and updates from hospitals and health systems throughout the state. In addition, we are excited to welcome Dr. Matthew Grossman from Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital to speak on the Eat, Sleep, Console method as an alternative treatment method for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

All Minnesota hospitals and health systems are welcome to attend. MHA strongly encourages health care sites that provide labor and delivery services to invite interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, quality personnel and operational leaders to attend. 


  • Review updates that have been made to the MHA NAS road map since its initial launch in 2019
  • Understand the Eat, Sleep, Console method of treatment for infants impacted by NAS
  • Review the background, implementation and lessons learned from hospitals and health systems that participated in the MHA Plan of Safe Care Pilot
  • Recognize where disparities in maternal care exist and review best practices to combat them
  • Review key findings from the Minnesota Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s case studies 

Who should attend

Interdisciplinary obstetric care teams from birthing hospitals and health systems across Minnesota, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, nursing, quality personnel and operational leaders.

Continuing education

As an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, MHA can help attending physicians and physician assistants receive continuing certification (MOC) credit from their respective specialty boards. For this summit, if physicians or physician assistants attend sessions related to opioid stewardship or health equity, they are eligible to submit an attestation form to MHA for credit. MHA works with specialty boards to process the MOC credit on your behalf. 

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. A total of 5.25 contact hours will be awarded to those attending this educational activity. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education


  • Complimentary for MHA member hospitals and health systems
  • $35 per person for associate members
  • $75 per person for nonmembers

Minnesota Department of Human Services staff and Minnesota county case workers should contact Kimberley Huntington at info@mnhospitals.org to receive complimentary registration information as part of the DHS SOR grant.

Registration deadline

Please register by 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

Approximately four business days before the web conference, you will receive an email that contains instructions on how to connect. Advance registration is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

If you do not receive an email prior to the program with web conference details, please contact Kimberley Huntington at Contact Us to confirm your registration.

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When and Where
  • 9/14/2021 9:00 AM CDT
  • 9/14/2021 3:30 PM CDT
  • Zoom Webinar