Our transition from a Care Council to a Quality Collaborative is well under way! We are linking efforts with the Colorado Hospital Association, the Colorado Department of Health and Public Environment, the Center for Disease Control, the Vermont Oxford Network and the March of Dimes to improve outcomes for Colorado’s mothers and babies throughout our state. With their support, we will continue to address recurrent preterm birth (Safe Deliveries Colorado), neonatal antibiotic use (Colorado Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative) and survey maternal and neonatal levels of care (LOCATe) in 2017. Please see project links on the left to learn more about these initiatives.
In November of 2016, we participated in the CDC and March of Dimes’ launch of the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives. The goal of a PQC is to align perinatal care providers and public health professionals to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes through continuous quality improvement. Colorado presented our own PQC challenges and successes. In addition to sharing our experience, we had the opportunity to learn from 43 other PQC’s from across the country. North Carolina has a fantastic record for including parent/patient representatives in their quality projects and Illinois has significantly improved the accuracy of their birth certificate data. Both are important goals for our evolving PQC.
I invite individuals, agencies, and hospitals to join us in our efforts to improve access to best practice care for all women and infants in Colorado. Our 2017 hospital support letters will be delivered this spring. The $1/live birth contribution is crucial for our volunteer based PQC’s operations. We thank you for your support, we want Colorado to be the best place to give birth or be born in the US!
Tracy Heaberlin MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, MBA Chair Colorado Perinatal Care Collaborative
The Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative is grateful to the following hospitals for their financial support in 2017. Together we will make Colorado the best place to deliver babies!
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center
Baby and Company
Boulder Community Hospital
Children's Colorado Anschutz Med Center
Colorado Plains Medical Center
Community Hospital Grand Junction
East Morgan County Hospital
Delta County Memorial Hospital
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Gunnison Valley Hospital
Heart of the Rockies Regional Med. Center
Littleton Adventist Hospital
Lutheran Medical Center
Medical Center of the Rockies
Memorial Central Hospital
Memorial North Hospital
Montrose Memorial Hospital
North Suburban Medical Center
Parkview Medical Center
Platte Valley Medical Center
Poudre Valley Hospital
Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Rose Medical Center
St. Anthony North Medical Center
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
St. Joseph Hospital
St. Mary Corwin Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
Sky Ridge Medical Center
University of Colorado Hospital
Vail Health Medical Center
Valley View Hospital
Wray Community District Hospital
Yampa Valley Medical Center
News and Announcements
Based on feedback from the SurveyMonkey recently sent to members, we are offering three collaborative meetings in 2018. The first meeting will be March 8th from 1:30-4:00 PM at the COPIC Building in the Mile High Room, located at 7351 Lowry Blvd. Denver, CO 80230. Agenda is being planned, yet an update on the SOAR Project (Supporting and Optimizing Vaginal Births in Low Risk Moms) will be presented. In an effort to determine the best times for meetings, we are offering Thursday afternoon meetings in addition to Friday mornings. We are also looking into offering shorter Webinars focused on quality initiatives and topics. Stay tuned for more information!
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