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
CANCELLED- Monday, January 1, 2018

OB Advisory Workgroup Call
Monday, January 8, 2018

MNO Workgroup
CANCELLED- Monday, January 15, 2018

Neo Teams Call (GH)
CANCELLED- Monday, January 15, 2018

OB Teams Call
Monday, January 22, 2018
HTN Sustainability: 12:30pm-1:30pm
MNO Wave 1 Launch: 1:30pm-2:30pm

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.


March of Dimes 43rd Annual Perinatal Nursing Conference- Planning for Healthy Beginnings
Registation Coming Soon | 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 Anna at for more information.

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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