News

Five hospitals in the INTEGRIS Network receive Spotlight Hospital Awards from the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (OPQIC) for creating a culture of excellence in perinatal care for Oklahoma mothers and newborns.

Five INTEGRIS Hospitals Receive Award of Excellence from the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative

Five hospitals in the INTEGRIS Network receive Spotlight Hospital Awards from the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (OPQIC) for creating a culture of excellence in perinatal care for Oklahoma mothers and newborns.

Those hospitals are: INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, INTEGRIS Health Edmond, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center and Lakeside Women’s Hospital.

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, 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.

The Spotlight Hospital Awards were recently presented at the fourth annual summit of the collaborative in Oklahoma City. Approximately 250 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.

The Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative 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.