On behalf of the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MPQC) and the Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC), we are pleased to announce the formation of a new organization: the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts (PNQIN).
MPQC and NeoQIC are committed to improving the quality and safety of care of pregnant women and their newborn infants in MA. For years, we have partnered with the MA DPH, our state chapter of the March of Dimes, and other groups in a growing collaborative effort to combine public health, advocacy, and quality improvement to achieve the best possible health outcomes for families.
Coming together to create a more formal organization dedicated to continued quality improvement in maternity and neonatal centers throughout the state is a natural progression of this work. Both MPQC and NeoQIC will continue their own efforts, now supported by a structure that will improve communication and collaboration with public, private, and medical organizations.
It is our hope that the creation of PNQIN will make our efforts to improve safety and quality through best practices more successful. We recognize there are many individuals and groups throughout MA working to improve the care of mothers and babies, and we look forward to partnering with all of you.
Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc
Chair of NeoQIC
Mark Manning, DO, MsMEL
Chair of MPQC