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

Mothers and Newborns Affected by Opioids Initiative Workgroup Call
Monday, September 18, 2017

Neonatal Golden Hour Teams Call
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Maternal HTN Teams Call
Monday, September 25, 2017

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.


Management of Perinatal Emergencies Webinar Series Presented by the Ohio Department of Public Health

• Shoulder Dystocia: Identification and Management
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 12:00pm -1:00pm
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• Pilot to Co-Pilot: Strategies for Improved Communication in Labor and Delivery
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 12:00pm -1:00pm
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Perinatal Symposium at Carle Foundation Hospital
September 27, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Pollard Auditorium at the Forum at Carle Hospital
Topics include: • Neonatal Sepsis • Domestic Violence • Open Fetal Surgery • Diabetes in Pregnancy
To learn more, please click here

NICU Training Institute Webinar Series for Fall 2017 : Experiencing Loss in the NICU: Supporting Parents & Staff through Difficult Times
October 6, 2017 | 1:00 ET
In this powerful webinar, participants will learn about the experience and needs of bereaved families and the emotional toll on staff. Strategies for helping parents move through this difficult period in the NICU and into the future will be shared.
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Save the Date: AWHONN Illinois Section Spring Conference
April 19-20, 2018 | Double Tree by Hilton ~ Oak Brook
For more information please contact Christine Emmons at

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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