Description of Innovation

A lack of affordable, high quality maternal care in India forces low- and middle-income women to choose between home deliveries, low quality, poorly resourced public hospitals, or incurring debt to access expensive private hospitals.

LifeSpring developed a unique combination of service specialization, right-skilling of clinical workforce, evidence-based clinical protocols, high asset utilization, a ”no frills” approach, and customer focus that allows delivery of high-quality, affordable care targeting the urban working poor.

LifeSpring serves 35,000 pregnant women each year, has delivered 23,000 babies at one-fourth the cost of competitors and created medical records for 100,000 low-income women. LifeSpring currently operates 12 hospitals using 32 doctors and 120 nurses.