Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Working to improve health outcomes for moms and babies in Illinois.
Maternal Hypertension Face-to-Face Meeting
Approximately 300 attendees worked in small group Implementation Cafes.
ILPQC's 3rd Annual Conference - 2015
Over 300 participants attended to share strategies and lessons learned from perinatal quality improvement efforts across the US.
2015 Poster Session Attendees
Conference participants attend poster session to learn about other Illinois Hospitals initiatives.
ILPQC Conference 2015
ILPQC Third Annual Conference Guest Speakers & Leadership Team Members


Welcome! Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) works to improve the health of pregnant women, mothers, and infants through perinatal quality improvement initiatives implemented by participating birthing hospitals across the across Illinois. ILPQC provides quality improvement infrastructure, resources, and data management support to over 100 hospitals across the state – helping to make Illinois an even better place to be born.

Our Mission

Engage perinatal stakeholders across disciplines and at every level, in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of perinatal care and health outcomes for Illinois women and infants using improvement science, education, and evidence-based practice guidelines.
Upcoming ILPQC Events

Neonatal Advisory Workgroup Call
Monday, February 5, 2018

OB Advisory Workgroup Call
Monday, February 12, 2018

MNO Workgroup with Wave 1 Neonatal/Newborn Teams Call
Monday, February 19, 2018

Neonatal Golden Hour Sustainability Teams Call
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Severe Maternal Hypertension QI Support Call - Sustainability Planning
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

OB Teams Call
Monday, February 26, 2018
MNO Wave 1 OB Teams: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Did you know...?

Timed cord clamping in preterm infants decreases the need for blood transfusion and significantly decreases intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH).  Read more here.

Controlling blood pressure is the optimal intervention to prevent deaths due to stroke in women with preeclampsia.

Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment (ACT), when given at the appropriate time, reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality.


Register NOW! March of Dimes 43rd Annual Perinatal Nursing Conference- Planning for Healthy Beginnings
Monday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center- 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148.
Contact Scott Matthews at for more information.
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Now accepting submissions for Poster Abstracts! Please submit forms to no later than Feb 9 at 5pm. Download Information and Submission Form Here
Now accepting applications for Perinatal Nursing Excellence Awards. Please return forms to no later than Monday, Feb 12 at 5pm. Download Form Here
MOD is again collecting diapers at this year's conference to serve low income families. Please support this effort by bringing a box of diapers to the event!

Register NOW! AWHONN Illinois Section Spring Conference
April 19-20, 2018 | Double Tree by Hilton ~ Oak Brook
For more information please contact Christine Emmons at
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Call for Abstracts- Poster Presentations for Conference | Submission Opening: Jan 22, Submission Closing: Feb 23, Accepted Poster Notification: Mar 9
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This activity will provide 10.25 contact hours. This continuing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

OPQC's Optimizing Antenatal Use of Steroids to Improve Outcomes for Preterm Infants Toolkit
The purpose of the toolkit is to share lessons learned and describe quality improvement interventions to promote reliable systems for appropriate administration of antenatal corticosteroids (ANCS).
Find out more and to register visit OPQC's website»

CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Toolkit Version 2.0
The primary aim of the Toolkit is to guide and support maternity care providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations to facilitate timely recognition and an organized, swift response to postpartum hemorrhage.
Find out more and to register visit CMQCC's website»

VON Data Presented in JAMA
A Decade of Improvement in Neonatal Intensive Care: How Do We Continue the Momentum?
Click here to access the abstract»

ACOG's Voluntary Review of Quality of Care (VRQC) program
This program provides your ob-gyn department with a trusted, thorough, evidence-based assessment of your department's quality of care. VRQC offers confidential, unbiased, customized site visits led by a team of ACOG Fellows who provide a comprehensive assessment of your facility’s ob-gyn department.
To learn more about the program, click here

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