Obstetrics Initiative team members Michelle Moniz, Nina Bobowski, Elizabeth Langen, and Dan Morgan.

Obstetrics Initiative team members Michelle Moniz, Nina Bobowski, Elizabeth Langen, and Dan Morgan.

The OB Initiative (OBI) will host our SemiAnnual Meetings in April and November each year. These meetings are opportunities to gather the community of OBI hospitals. OBI will host our own meetings separate from the Michigan Value Collaborative in 2019.

Attendance at our two meetings is part of participating in OBI.

*CME is available.


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

9am - 2:30pm

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at a discount rate ($98/night for a king or two doubles) for attendees. Please call  800-443-3050 or book online to reserve your room at the discounted rate. Refer to the Obstetrics Initiative Spring Meeting group block code NURS2019. If you book online, enter the arrival and departure dates, and then the block code (NURS2019) in the “Group Code” field and when they hit “check availability” it will pull up the block and any other choices for rooms.
The room block of discounted rooms release is March 15th, 2019.  Reservations made after the group room block release date will be subject to room and rate availability.

november 15, 2019: lyon meadows conference center, New Hudson

9am - 2:30pm


November 2, 2018: Schoolcraft College, Livonia

OBI Meeting Agenda

OBI Program Director, Daniel M. Morgan, MD gave an update on OBI progress to date as well as a brief introduction to OBI’s 2019 Strategy to the joint MVC OBI audience.

OBI Program Directors Daniel M. Morgan, MD, Elizabeth Langen, MD, and Lisa Kane Low, Phd, CNM presented 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 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

OBI Program Director, Daniel M. Morgan, MD gave an Update on the Obstetrics Initiative

OBI was thrilled to have Susan Garpiel, RN, MSN, CNS, C-EFM, Director of Perinatal Clinical Practice at Trinity Health as our first OBI speaker.  “Reducing Cesarean Deliveries for Low-Risk Pregnancies: Overcoming the Resistance to Change. Be the Change Leader!”.

She also hosted an afternoon breakout session entitled, “Continuing the Conversation: How Trinity Health Implemented the Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery Bundle.” 

Questions: Contact Sue at Susan.garpiel@trinity-health.org