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The Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MPQC) is a statewide voluntary group of representatives from maternity hospitals and organizations who have missions related to improving perinatal outcomes.  The collaborative facilitates the adoption of proven, cost effective, evidence based practices at the Statet's maternity facilities.  Annual MPQC summits in the Spring and Fall bring togeather key stakeholders to share best practices and track progress towards our overarching Statewide goals.

To join the collaborative, learn about upcoming events, and access services please visit www.mapqc.org.

MPQC FALL SUMMIT

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Please join us for our Annual Fall Summit. 

Dr. Elliot Main has been named the keynote speaker for the MPQC Fall Summit.  Dr. Main is the Medical Director of the California Maternal Care Quality Collaborative (MCQC).  Since 1998, he has also been the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. That department, with over 90 Ob/GYN's and over 6,000 annual births is one of the largest in the US. In addition, Dr. Main chairs the first-ever California Pregnancy-associated Mortality Review Committee. 

Through his career, Dr. Main's clinical work and publications have focused on medical complications of pregnancy and outcomes-based quality improvement. Since 1997, he has also led OB Quality Improvement for all of Sutter Health's 20 hospitals and 40,000 births and developed and led several large-scale data-driven quality improvement efforts. These include Sutter Health's "First Pregnancy and Delivery" quality initiative that focused on the care of nulliparous women. We look forward to hearing about the CMQCC multi-disciplinary approach to quality improvement in obstetrics.

Click here to register.  Click here for MPQC September Newsletter.

Fewer Babies Born Before Full Term!

"Efforts by hospitals and government officials to decrease the percentage of babies born before full term appear to be paying off in Massachusetts and nationwide, according to a new report.

Last year, Massachusetts hospitals performed just over 1 percent of their deliveries on average as early elective deliveries, via scheduled induced deliveries or cesarean sections for no medical reason, before 39 weeks, compared with a statewide rate of 15 percent in 2010."

Read the full story here.

Dramatic Decline in Early Elective Deliveries - MPQC Success

Studies show a dramatic decline in the frequency of dangerous early elective deliveries;  The Leapfrog Group cautions against babies being born too soon, hits national target. Check out the full story here.

 

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MA AWHONN

2017 State Conference

October 19-20, 2017

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

350 Quaker Road

North Falmouth, MA 

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