Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome QI Sub-Awards 

With support from the State Opioid Response grant funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the PA PQC provided Quality Improvement Sub-Awards to PA PQC hospitals that met structural milestones related to implementing a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) quality improvement project and submitting data.

 

AHN Saint Vincent Hospital UPMC Horizon
AHN West Penn Hospital UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia UPMC Northwest
UPMC Charles Cole WellSpan Summit Health Chambersburg Hospital
UPMC Hamot WellSpan York Hospital

 

Opioid Use Disorder QI Sub-Awards

With support from the State Opioid Response grant funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the PA PQC provided Quality Improvement Sub-Awards to PA PQC hospitals that met structural milestones related to implementing a maternal Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) quality improvement project and submitting data.

 

AHN Jefferson Hospital Penn Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital
Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Penn State Health: Milton S. Hershey
    Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital Penn State Hospital Holy Spirit Medical Center
Jefferson Health Abington Hospital Temple University Hospital
Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center Wayne Memorial Hospital
Penn Medicine Hospital of
   University of Pennsylvania
 

 

Immediate Postpartum LARC

PA PQC hospitals involved in the Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (IP LARC) initiative work to develop the supporting infrastructure, processes, and team roles to provide comprehensive contraceptive counseling and care, including IPLARC. The following PA PQC hospitals received a sub-award based on meeting structural milestones on their journey to implement this key intervention, which is part of the PA PQC’s maternal OUD Driver Diagram.

 

Pilot Sites: Start-up Sites:
Geisinger Medical Center Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
St. Luke’s Allentown Campus Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
St. Luke’s Anderson Campus UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
UPMC Horizon UPMC Williamsport
  WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

 

VON Center of Excellence

Vermont Oxford Network (VON), a nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals working together as an interdisciplinary community to change the landscape of neonatal care, offers a training program on neonatal care, which is offered to PA PQC hospitals.

To participate, PA PQC hospitals identify a core team of interdisciplinary members to complete the 18 online modules of the VON Universal Training Program for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Upon completion of all modules by each core team member, hospitals achieve recognition as a VON Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Care. If 85% of all PA PQC hospitals complete the NAS lessons, the state will be designated as a VON State of Excellence.

The following PA PQC hospitals met this recognition.

AHN Saint Vincent Hospital
AHN West Penn Hospital
Forbes Regional Hospital
Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
Penn Medicine Hospital of University of PA
Punxsutawney Area Hospital
St. Clair Hospital
WellSpan York Hospital

Patient Safety Fellowship Award for Perinatal

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Patient Safety Fellowship in 2019 focused on using quality improvement and implementation science methods to provide comprehensive pregnancy services. The Fellowship included an Award for Perinatal Care, and Penn Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) received the award. The Patient Safety Fellows selected Penn Medicine HUP to receive the award based on how Penn Medicine HUP demonstrated the provision of comprehensive pregnancy services and application of quality improvement and implementation science principles to guide improvements in maternity care. Penn Medicine HUP also submitted PA PQC data for maternal OUD, NAS, and severe hypertension.

Geisinger Medical Center also received a participation award and submitted the PA PQC data for maternal OUD, NAS, and severe hypertension.

PA AIM Innovation Award

Through the PA AIM Initiative, UPMC Hamot received the PA AIM Innovation Award to support their adoption of the PA AIM Bundle. UPMC Hamot is working with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital to develop a data collection dashboard and implement improvement strategies to improve the time to severe hypertension treatment measure by race/ethnicity. All PA AIM hospitals were invited to submit an application for the PA AIM Innovation Award, and UPMC Hamot’s application received the highest score.