New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Projects

Status: Complete


A set of projects focused on providing the best and safest care for women and infants in New York State by collaborating with birthing hospitals, perinatal care providers and other key stakeholders to prevent and minimize harm. Specific projects include:
  • Obstetrical Improvement Project–Management of Maternal Hemorrhage and Hypertension Initiative: Improving the identification and management of maternal hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. 
  • Obstetrical Prenatal Education Project: Improving documentation of patient education on the maternal and fetal risks and benefits of scheduled delivery without a medical indication.
  • Obstetrical Improvement Project: Improving birth outcomes in cases of preterm birth.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Central and Umbilical Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) Reduction Project: Reducing CLABSIs in NICUs through the increased use of central line insertion and maintenance checklists.
  • Enteral Nutrition Project: Reducing the percentage of newborns <31 weeks gestational age who are discharged from an RPC NICU below the tenth percentile for growth on Fenton scales for weight and head circumference.
  • Neonatal Project: Improving safe sleep practices.
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Project: Increasing the proportion of newborns who are screened for hearing loss, have audiologic evaluation, and are enrolled in appropriate intervention services.

WHO: Regional perinatal centers across New York State.

WHEN: September 2010 to April 2016

FUNDER: The project is funded by the New York State Department of Health.

OUR ROLE: Serve as a quality improvement consultant and content expert for the collaborative. Provide project management support as needed.

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Information for Action: Reducing Preterm Births in New York State

The New York State Division of Family Health has developed its first Information for Action Series brief that focuses on reducing preterm birth in the state. The issue brief describes the current knowledge on the topic, why it is important and what the state is doing to positively impact the issue. 

Project Presentation

A poster about this projectExternal Link was featured at the 2012 New York State Department of Health Poster Day ("Risk of Postnatal Growth Restriction Varies Five-Fold Among Infants <31 Weeks Gestation Cared for in New York State Designated Regional Perinatal Centers").