The OB Initiative (OBI) will host two SemiAnnual Meetings each year. These meetings are opportunities to gather the community of OBI hospitals. OBI is hosting our own meetings separate from the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) in 2019. Attendance at our two meetings is part of participating in OBI.

CME is available

A MiCME account will need to be created to claim CME credit. Please follow these instructions to set up an account. You will need to complete the CME survey following the meeting (up to 6 months after) in order to receive the credits.

Save the Date!!


november 15, 2019 Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor

9am - 3:00pm, 3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Weber’s Inn is offering discounted hotel rooms for $98 a night. Weber's Hotel Room Reservations: Make reservations under the Obstetrics Initiative Meeting Room Block go to Weber's Hotel Room Reservations and enter your arrival & departure dates and NURS111519 in the group code field before clicking on “check availability” and the rooms for this block will be available for you to reserve online or call Weber's direct at 734-769-2500 or 800-443-3050. 


friday, march 27, 2020 The kensington hotel, Ann Arbor

3500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Book your room at the reduced rate of $109 a night.

Friday, November 6, 2020 Apple Mountain Conference Center, Freeland, MI

Past Meetings

april 12, 2019: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor

Meeting Agenda

Meeting objectives and presenters

OBI prepared folders for our meeting participants of some key documents.

Meeting Presentations

Welcome Obstetrics Initiative (OBI) in 2019 Overview Daniel M. Morgan, MD OBI Director

Culture Change Curriculum & Labor Support Keynote Speaker: Elisabeth Howard, Ph.D, CNM, FACNM Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Director, Midwifery Women and Infants Hospital Brown University

Making MUSIC: Collaborative Quality Improvement in Urology David Miller, MD, MPH MUSIC Program Director Arvin George, MD Michigan Medicine

Implementation Strategies: Getting Off to a Good Start OBI Directors, Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN &Elizabeth Langen, MD Katie Pemberton, BSN Metro Health Cheryl Larry-Osman, RN, MS, CNM Henry Ford Hospital


November 2, 2018: Schoolcraft College, Livonia

OBI Meeting Agenda

Meeting presentations

OBI progress to date as well as a brief introduction to OBI’s 2019 Strategy OBI Program Director, Daniel M. Morgan, MD

OBI’s 2019 Strategy and P4P measures, “How Optimizing Care & Support in the First Stage of Labor Can Reduce the Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate”. OBI Program Directors Daniel M. Morgan,MD, Elizabeth Langen,MD, &Lisa Kane Low,Phd, CNM

OBI Hospital Panel: Implementing Best Practices for Management of Latent Labor at Your Hospital -Patient Education (shared decision making), Gayle S. Moyer, MD & Ruby Shapiro, MSN, RN, St. Joe’s Ann Arbor -Labor Partnership/Birth Plan, Megan Danielson, PhD, CNM, Bronson Women’s Hospital -Labor Management and Support, & Coping with Labor, Joanne Bailey, CNM, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital -Labor Lounge, Rachel Breman, MSN, MPH, RN, PhD, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

April 20, 2018: Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Meeting presentations

Supporting Vaginal Births and Reducing Cesarean Deliveries for “Low-Risk” Pregnancies in Michigan Hospitals Daniel M. Morgan, M.D.

Reducing Cesarean Deliveries for Low-Risk Pregnancies: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Be the Change Leader! Susan Garpiel, RN, MSN, CNS, C-EFM, Trinity Health Director of Perinatal Clinical Practice

Continuing the Conversation: Strategies to Improve Commitment to Safely Reduce Cesarean Susan Garpiel, RN, MSN, CNS, C-EFM, Trinity Health Director of Perinatal Clinical Practice