OPQIC 2021 Recognition of Areas of Perinatal Excellence Released

For the past 6 years, the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (OPQIC) has recognized hospitals that are creating a culture of excellence in perinatal care as Spotlight Hospitals.

Because of the overwhelming burden the pandemic has placed on hospitals’ resources, it may be unrealistic to expect hospitals to meet all criteria. The previous rigorous criteria of meeting all of the nine points of care will not be used in 2021.

Instead, we want to say “Thank You” and “Congratulations” for the perinatal care areas in which hospitals have been able to excel.  Therefore, for 2021 OPQIC will be recognizing hospitals in the following individual areas:

Each category will be evaluated as of August 31, 2021

  • Early Elective Deliveries
    • PC-01 (Early Elective Delivery) rate on Hospital Compare at or below the national average
  • Breastfeeding
    • Baby-Friendly® designation or in designation phase of the Becoming Baby-Friendly® in Oklahoma (BBFOK). If updated mPINC scores are released prior to data of evaluation, we will also include hospitals who have reached a score at or above the national level
  • Certified as Cribs for Kids® Safe Sleep Hospital
  • Full participation in Period of PURPLE Crying® program
  • Participation in the Oklahoma Mothers and Newborns affected by Opioids (OMNO) Program 
  • Newborn Screening
    • ≤ 2.0% average rate of newborn screening specimens submitted in 12 months prior (August 2020-August 2021) that are labeled as “unsatisfactory”. See the Every Baby Counts QI Program

Click here to download the 2021 Areas of Perinatal Excellence file