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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

It's time for PQCNC to consider initiatives for launch in January of 2026.While we are all currently heavily engaged in Maternal Sepsis and Care of the Late Preterm Infant, your PQCNC Core Team is thinking ahead...like to 2026!!! As PQCNC veterans know it takes time to develop projects. We start by calling for projects 18 months prior to launch. Read more...
PQCNC is seeking an enthusiastic and determined individual with skills that include perinatal health, clinical quality improvement, public health, or medical anthropology expertise to serve as a PQCNC Initiative Manager. Read more...
North Carolina has the most recognized hospitals, with six hospitals achieving excellent outcomes for cesarean section and unexpected newborn complications among Black patients.For Black Maternal Health Week 2024 U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, today recognized High-Performing Maternity Care Hospitals’ success in supporting Black maternal health. Read more...
In January 2024, PQCNC will be kicking off an initiative to improve the care and outcomes for the late preterm infant population.  In 2022, North Carolina saw over 7,500 infants born between 35-36 weeks gestation.  This initiative will provide an opportunity to ensure you have an evidence based care pathway for this population as we collectively work to reduce readmissions of these infants. Read more...
After months of work and multiple virtual meetings by our Sepsis in Obstetric Care Expert Team, we are proud to announce that work is complete (AIM/Mission statement, action plan, key driver diagram, metrics and prework) and we are prepared for launch of our Sepsis in Obstetric Care Initiative in January at our January Kickoff.What is needed now is you and your hospital and a commitment to address the challenge that is infection in obstetric care. Read more...
The Joint Commission is inviting public comment on a draft performance measure for the Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care (ACPC) Program PC-08 Timely Treatment of Severe Hypertension.More info Read more...
New families need support, information, and resources to navigate their postpartum recovery. The “I Gave Birth” initiative educates communities to improve outcomes in Perinatal Region VI and across North Carolina. Evaluation of the initiative demonstrated that health care system and community-wide awareness of maternal warning signs leads to early recognition and treatment of maternal complications. Read more...

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