Cone Health Responds To Maternity Patient Dangers Report by USA TODAY

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) -- Every year, thousands of women suffer life-altering injuries or die during childbirth because hospitals and medical workers skip safety practices known to head off disaster, a USA TODAY investigation has found.

Related: Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it.

Some of the allegations include women left to bleed out, suffer organ failure and stroke and even death.

Among the major North Carolina hospitals listed in the report; Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington and Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

"We have actually made very nice progress, we have decreased our postpartum hemorrhage rate here at Women's Hospital in Greensboro by 5%. In fact, we have had no stroke and we have had no maternal deaths in 2 years," said Dr. Vernon Stringer, a leading Obstetrician, and Gynecologist at Women's Hospital.

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Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it
Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it
Women giving birth are needlessly dying or suffering life-altering injuries because U.S. hospitals aren't following known safety measures. Both Alamance Regional...

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