Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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Perinatal Quality Indicators System


The Perinatal Quality Indicators (PQI) Initiative supports hospital quality improvement efforts by providing hospital-specific semi-annual or quarterly reports of perinatal indicators and related reports.

PQI is offered to all Florida delivery hospitals at no charge and hospitals can enroll at any time.

FPQC’s PQI have been adapted from measures provided by leading national groups such as the Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, Vermont Oxford Network, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative(CMQCC), and the Leapfrog Group. The FPQC Data Advisory Committee, composed of representatives from participating hospitals and state partnering organizations, selects and revises data indicators, as well as recommends presentation format.  



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What will hospitals get from participating?

  • Semi-annual or quarterly reports for current indicators
  • Brief training modules on the data for hospital liaison 
  • FPQC support for QI efforts resulting from your hospital data

What will hospitals need to do to participate?

  • Complete two online training modules
  • Complete two brief surveys per year
  • Work on improving your hospital’s data quality based on issues identified from your hospital’s PQI report with support from the FPQC or Florida Department of Health

Hospitals do not have to submit any additional data to the FPQC to get these reports.

For more information on the initiative, please view the materials and FAQ below. Contact FPQC@usf.edu with any questions.


No, hospitals do not submit data to the FPQC. Data used for the indicators comes birth certificate and inpatient hospital discharge data. Birth certificate data is provided by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and inpatient hospital discharge data is provided to the FPQC by the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).
Yes, as part of this initiative, your hospital is committing to reviewing reports and identifying areas for improvement. Your hospital should identify a quality improvement project related to the perinatal indicators.

Currently, there are eight (8) sets of indicators provided to hospitals. Each set contains related indicators. 

  1. Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment     
  2. Failed Induction of Labor
  3. Low Risk Primary Cesarean Section (Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex)   
  4. Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries <39 Weeks       
  5. Postpartum Hemorrhage     
  6. Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy   
  7. Severe Maternal Morbidity     
  8. Unexpected Newborn Complications

New perinatal indicators may be proposed and offered. 

Currently hospital receive their reports bi-annually (May and December), and can access their reports live through Dashboard, with the option to print out reports. In the future, this may be increased to quarterly. 
FPQC will gladly assist your hospital team with interpreting your hospital’s data reports, improving your hospital’s data quality, identifying an area for improvement in patient safety, and referring you to resources to help your hospital implement a quality improvement project.
  • Quality Indicator System Training Modules

    View Training Module 1: Perinatal Quality Indicators (16:29 min) 

    View Training Module 2: Understanding Perinatal Quality Improvement Indicator Reports (10:03 min)

    You may view the training module and complete the assessment as many times as you'd like. If you have access trouble, please contact FPQC@usf.edu

  • Participating Hospitals

    AdventHealth Altamonte

    AdventHealth Celebration

    AdventHealth Orlando

    AdventHealth Sebring

    AdventHealth Tampa

    AdventHealth Waterman

    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

    AdventHealth Winter Park

    Baptist Jacksonville (Downtown)

    Baptist Medical Center Beaches

    Baptist Medical Center Nassau

    Baptist South

    Bayfront Health Port Charlotte

    Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Baby Place

    Bethesda Hospital

    Broward Health Medical Center

    Cape Coral Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital

    Flagler Hospital

    Halifax Hospital

    Health First Holmes Regional

    HealthPark Medical Center

    Homestead hospital

    Indian River Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

    JFK Medical Center

    Jackson Hospital (Marianna)

    Jackson North Medical Center

    Jackson South Medical Center

    Jupiter Medical Center

    Kendal Regional

    Lakeland Regional Medical Center

    Lawnwood Regional

    Mease Countryside Hospital

    Memorial Hospital West

    Memorial Hospital Miramar

    Memorial Regional Hospital

    Morton Plant Hospital

    NCH North Naples

    Northwest Medical Center

    Parrish Medical Center

    Plantation General

    Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola

    Santa Rosa Medical Center

    Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System

    South Lake Hospital

    South Miami Hospital

    St. Joseph’s Hospital South

    St. Joseph’s Women's Hospital

    St. Lucie Medical Center

    Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

    Tampa General Hospital

    The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Medical Center

    UF Health Shands Hospital

    Winnie Palmer

    Winter Haven Women's Hospital