The MOREOB Program was initially created by the Patient Safety Division of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (SOGC) in 2002 to address serious risk and patient safety issues in Birthing Units.

Under the leadership of Dr. Ken Milne -- in his role as Associate Executive Vice President of the SOGC and originator of the concept of the program -- an interprofessional  Working Group of Obstetricians, Family Physicians, Midwives, Registered Nurses and Hospital Administrators developed the educational content, tools and materials.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) contributed to the development of the clinical content components of the MOREOB Program for the practice environment in the United States.

As a result of the success of the MOREOB Program, Salus Global Corporation was created in 2007 by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and The Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) – founding partners of the MOREOB Program. The move provided the opportunity for SOGC and HIROC to bring together their commitment and dedication to building safer healthcare systems in North America and around the world.

Since then, Salus Global has provided the necessary resources to research, develop and expand the highly successful MOREOB and MOREOB Plus Programs. Using the experience and evidence-based results gained from a decade delivering the MOREOB Program, Salus Global now offers patient safety solutions for every functioning unit in a hospital.


The Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) is the nation's leading provider of healthcare liability insurance. HIROC provides its subscribers with a comprehensive range of insurance services, including risk management programs, innovative insurance products and unparalleled claims management expertise. HIROC is the primary sponsor of the MOREOB Program in Canada.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is one of North America’s oldest organizations devoted to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. A non-profit professional organization, its membership includes over 3,000 obstetricians and gynaecologists as well as general practitioners, researchers, nurses, midwives and other health care providers involved in women’s healthcare.