Duncan Regional Hospital receives award of excellence from Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative

The Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (OPQIC) acknowledged nine hospitals that are creating a culture of excellence in perinatal care for Oklahoma mothers and newborns. The “Spotlight Hospital Awards” were presented at the fourth annual summit of the collaborative in Oklahoma City. Approximately 215 providers of maternal and infant care came together at the event to discuss continued efforts to improve outcomes for Oklahoma mothers and babies, and to celebrate success from their ongoing work.

Prenatal Conference at Moore Norman Technology Center on Nov. 16, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney

Hospitals receiving the “Spotlight Hospital Awards” were recognized for participation and sustained improvement in the areas of early elective deliveries (inducing labor and scheduling cesarean births before 39 weeks without a medical reason), education to prevent abusive head trauma (commonly known as shaken baby syndrome), modeling and promoting safe sleep practices, accurate newborn screening, creating an environment that is supportive of best practices in maternity care and  breastfeeding, and being prepared for obstetrical emergencies (such as hemorrhage and preeclampsia) through training, guidelines and hospital resources.

Hospitals recognized as 2018 Spotlight Hospitals are:  Duncan Regional Hospital, INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Lakeside Women’s Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, and The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.

The Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (OPQIC) launched in 2014 with a mission to provide leadership and engage interested stakeholders in a collaborative effort to improve the health outcomes for Oklahoma women and infants using evidence-based practice guidelines and quality improvement processes. OPQIC works with Oklahoma birthing hospitals and perinatal care providers of all types to improve perinatal care of Oklahoma mothers and newborns by collaborating with partners to identify and remove barriers to providing safe, quality perinatal care.

Partners in the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative include: March of Dimes, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Tulsa Health Department, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma State Department of Health and County Health Departments, and University of Oklahoma Departments of OB/GYN and Pediatrics


About Duncan Regional Hospital

Serving Stephens and the surrounding counties since 1977, Duncan Regional Hospital has a state-wide reputation as one of the premiere Oklahoma hospitals for medical excellence, advanced technology and nationally recognized high levels of patient satisfaction and is a 138-bed nationally accredited hospital.  To learn more visit www.duncanregional.com



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