The OHI Hospital Recruitment Deadline is Aug. 31, 2013.




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Calling all maternal health practitioners who care for pregnant women – including obstetricians, nurses, midwives and more!

You are invited to participate in a Quality Improvement Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) developed by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, in partnership with the District XII American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Florida Council of Nurse Midwives, Florida Hospital Association, and the Florida Department of Health.

With hemorrhage – or severe bleeding – as the leading cause of pregnancy-related mortality worldwide and in the United States, “maternal hemorrhage is considered to be the most preventable cause of maternal mortality” (Burke 2010) because an overwhelming number of these potentially preventable morbidity and mortality were due to provider-related factors – including delay in treatment or diagnosis, ineffective management and lack of proper preventive measures. The FPQC and its partners have decided to address obstetric hemorrhage in Florida for these reasons. The FPQC believes the implementation of a quality improvement initiative using evidence-based strategies across leading hospitals in Florida will reduce morbidity and mortality due to maternal hemorrhage.

The FPQC and its partners are planning to recruit 25-30 hospitals to participate.

The initial group of hospitals chosen to participate will be institutions who demonstrate readiness, commitment, and capacity to be a leading hospital for quality service delivery related to hemorrhage.

Please click here for materials, such as the Hospital Implementation Plan and the Online Recruitment Questionnaire, as well as other important information regarding this initiative. If you have any further questions, please contact Emily A. Dunn at

Please apply to participate now!

Written by: Heidi K. Curran, MBA

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