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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

Calling all MFMs, OB, Neo and Pediatric and FP providers!Ever wonder what are the outcomes for all these tiny babies we are caring for across North Carolina and the nation? You can find out the latest and greatest today! Join us for a discussion of the latest reports on the care of extremely preterm infants! Read more...
It is our privilege to formally announce here, though we introduced her at our clOUDi 2.0 Kickoff Meeting, Dr. Elizabeth Balskus! Dr. Balskus joins PQCNC as a Clinical Initiative Manager to support clinics and hospitals across the state engaged in PQCNC initiatives. Elizabeth has just recently received her PhD in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University. While pursuing this degree she was also the Program Manager and Quality Improvement Coach for the Pennsylvania Quality Collaborative. Read more...
Based on the demonstration of outstanding Quality Improvement Methodology PQCNC is proud to announce Novant Health as the recipient of the 2021 PQCNC Quality Award for their project Reduction of Primary Cesarean (RPC). Read more...
After all the voting through the fall and our December Leadership Team Meeting, PQCNC is proud to announce that our 2023 Initiative has been identified and will be clOUDi 3.0, with added focuses on maternal mental health in mothers with opioid use disorder (OUD) and a focus on safe sleep practices for infants at risk for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS).  Read more...
PQCNC is proud to announce new PQCNC core team leadership for maternal projects. Over the years we have realized the commitment this position requires, as well as the opportunities that are provided to improve care when there is a powerful physician and nurse team leading the charge to change culture. As we continually seek to refine our collaborative model, we are pleased to welcome Melinda Ramage and Jim deVente to the PQCNC Core Team as our new co-leaders for Maternal Initiatives.   Read more...
Delayed by the pandemic, Marty was finally able to present the award for 2020.  His remarks on that day - Team Cone, Read more...
We held our PQCNC Annual Meeting last Wednesday at the McKimmon Center. We heard from awesome speakers and proceeded to review ten proposed initiatives for next PQCNC projects. The presentations were wide ranging, outstanding and prompted incredible discussion. We conducted dot voting to prioritize these projects. and will continue to receive input with online project review from PQCNC members over the next 2 weeks. So, now it's your turn. Read more...
It is with great regret that PQCNC announces the departure of a warrior in the quest to make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born. Dr. Arthur Ollendorff, a man of many talents, has accepted a position with a healthcare system in Virginia and will be relocating to Roanoke. Arthur has selflessly offered the state of North Carolina his services through PQCNC for eight years! Arthur has superbly led PQCNC maternal projects. Read more...

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