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John Curran Quality Improvement Award

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative


The John Curran Quality Improvement Award annually recognizes a Florida delivery hospital that has made a measurable and sustained positive change in a major perinatal quality improvement indicator/issue through the implementation of quality improvement activities within the previous three years.

Major perinatal indicators are those indicators endorsed or recognized by national and other quality improvement efforts including the National Quality Forum (NQF), Vermont Oxford Network (VON), Leapfrog, Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


All delivery hospitals in the state of Florida are encouraged to apply whether actively participating in the FPQC or not, and whether a well-established quality improvement program or a beginner program.

The hospital award recipient must be able to send a representative to attend the FPQC Annual Conference to accept the award in person: April 27-28, 2017.


  • Demonstratable perinatal health care quality improvement intiaitive since 2014 leading to change 
  • Measurable and sustained improvement in a major perinatal quality improvement indicator 
  • Tangible population impacts especially among high risk or vulnerable populations of mothers and infants


Please submit a complete application and all attachments in one e-mail to FPQC@health.usf.edu by December 16, 2016.

Applicants will be notified of award status by February 15, 2017

Questions? FPQC@health.usf.edu  

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