Welcome to PNQIN!

PNQIN Statewide Neonatal Absitenence Syndrome (NAS) and Maternal Opioid Use Joint Summit

MPQC and NeoQIC held a joint fall summit on November 2nd, 2016 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA. The Joint Summit wfocused on NAS and Maternal Opioid Use During Pregnacy, as well as discussed other active obstetrical and neonatal projects.



MPQC and NeoQIC Joint Quality Improvement Summit3




The complete agenda will be announced soon. Highlights include:

  • Keynote Address: Improving the Care of Mothers and Infants Impacted by Substance Use: The Ohio State Collaborative Experience, Scott Wexelblatt, MD Medical Director, Regional Newborn Services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Updates from the State Office of the Attorney General and the Governor’s Opioid Working Group Early Intervention Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Department of Children and Families Health Policy Commission
  • Clinical Quality Improvement Toolkit for management of mothers and infants impacted by perinatal opioid use
  • Updates on hospital quality improvement efforts Proposal for renewed statewide hospital-based quality improvement initiative 
  • Breakout Sessions Early Intervention pilot project MPQC toolkit Quality improvement tools and techniques
  • Quality measures for perinatal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome

A Message from the Chairs of MPQC and NEOQIC


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

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