Posts Tagged ‘Quality Improvement’

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented clinical updates on hypertension in […]

Access LARC Meeting Focuses on Implementing Immediate Postpartum LARC Procedures

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The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando was the site of the mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Access LARC Initiative on May 11, 2018. This project is aimed at increasing access to a new contraception choice for women – the insertion of immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraception (LARC).  Participants attended this […]

FPQC launches initiative to increase access to LARC

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched its latest maternal initiative, Access LARC, on Friday, November 3, 2017. Teams from eight Florida hospitals, one OB residency program, and two hospitals from North Carolina along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and nine Medicaid Managed Care Organizations met […]

Florida Hospitals Promote Primary Vaginal Deliveries in New Initiative

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary Cesarean section delivery in low-risk first-time mothers. Delivery by cesarean section has been increasing in Florida from a low of 21.9% in 1996 to a high of 38.1% in 2012; Florida’s provisional 2016 rate is 37.4%. The US has seen […]

Lee Health Wins 2017 John Curran Quality Improvement Award

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Lee Health has been awarded the inaugural Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) John Curran Quality Improvement Award for its efforts in decreasing maternal morbidity. In application for this award, Lee Health submitted its quality improvement project titled “Decreasing Maternal Morbidity in a Multi-Hospital System.” Carol Lawrence, PhD, Lee Health obstetrical administration supervisor, perinatal practice, education, […]

FPQC 2017 Conference “informative and relevant” for improving perinatal care quality

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TAMPA, FL The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its 2017 annual conference on April 27 and 28. The sixth annual conference attracted more than 220 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders from across the state. The event was an opportunity for perinatal health care professionals to join a statewide conversation […]

Brand New Quality Improvement Training for Perinatal Care Providers

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On October 27 and 28, 2015, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative piloted a brand new training in quality improvement for maternal and neonatal health care providers. Developed by FPQC quality improvement leads Dr. Maya Balakrishnan and Dr. Karen Bruder, the curriculum incorporates Institute for Healthcare Improvement philosophy and TeamSTEPPS methodology to train care providers on […]

FPQC, March of Dimes Big 5 Kick Off Florida Antenatal Steroids Pilot Project

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Since 2007, perinatal champions from five of the most populous states, CA, FL, IL, NY, and TX, which represent nearly 40% of the births in the U.S., have been working together to improve birth outcomes. Following the initial success of the Big 5 State early elective delivery pilot, (results published in Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol. […]