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Tampa General Hospital Wins 2020 John Curran Quality Improvement Award

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Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) 2020 John Curran Quality Improvement Award winner for its efforts to expand mother’s access to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) options in the immediate postpartum period. In their application, Tampa General submitted its quality improvement project titled “TGH Access LARC […]

Dr. William Sappenfield receives March of Dimes service award

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. William M. Sappenfield, director of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) and Chiles Center, has been named the recipient of the March of Dimes Florida Chapter’s 2019 Lawton Chiles Service Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of […]

William Sappenfield receives March of Dimes Service Award

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The Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes announced the recipient of its 2019 Lawton Chiles Service Award: Dr. William M. Sappenfield, director of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of maternal and child health in the state of […]

Hospitals vow to do MORE: FPQC’s new Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort

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November 14, 2019 marked the kickoff for the newest maternal quality improvement initiative developed by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) – the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE). Over 120 representatives from 23 hospitals, 11 Healthy Start Coalitions, several Medicaid managed care organizations and state agencies attended this day-long event […]

NICU Teams, Families, Partners Share NAS Progress and Plans

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In the midst of the current opioid epidemic, Florida hospital teams continue to merge evidence, compassion, and action to improve the quality of care for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). On September 20, 2019, thirty-three Florida NICUs convened for the FPQC Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative Mid-Project Meeting at […]

L&D Teams Across Florida Hone C-Section Prevention Skills

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Since early 2018, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative trainers have traveled the state teaching Labor Support Skills Workshops to promote primary vaginal deliveries to OB care providers. During the FPQC Labor Support workshops, nurses, midwives and physicians, have an opportunity to learn evidence-based strategies to prevent cesarean sections.  A Certified Nurse-Midwife […]

FPQC’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Delivery Initiative Orientations Draw RN and MD Leadership

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative welcomed Florida hospital system leadership and clinical teams to two days of regional orientations to the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative. PROVIDE 2.0—an expanded and enhanced Initiative that builds on the successes of the initial PROVIDE—is shaping up to be the organization’s largest initiative […]