Posts Tagged Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties wins FPQC Director’s Award

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Director’s Award goes to an organization that has gone above and beyond to assist the FPQC in improving the health and health care of moms and babies in Florida.  “Dixie Morgese and the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties clearly exemplify this in the Collaborative’s effort to address the state’s neonatal opioid withdrawal crisis through improving the care for moms and infants,” said FPQC Director Bill Sappenfield. The Coalition has made multiple contributions to the FPQC’s Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) and Neonatal […]

Drugs are leading cause of maternal deaths in Florida, report finds

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In 2017, drug-related deaths were the leading cause of death to mothers during pregnancy or within one year afterward, which accounts for one in four of these deaths in Florida, according to a new urgent pregnancy-associated mortality review (PAMR) message to providers and hospitals. Most (75%) of these drug-related deaths […]

2019 USF Outstanding Staff Award recipients honored

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Several USF College of Public Health staff members were awarded the 2019 Outstanding Staff Awards. Each year, the University of South Florida seeks to recognize employees who exemplify “above and beyond” performance excellence through their daily commitment to the University. This year, the COPH recognized individual award winner Paige Hunt, […]

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 […]

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 […]