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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

John Curran Quality Improvement Award


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. The hospital award recipient must be able to send representatives to attend the FPQC annual conference to accept the award in person.

If you submitted an application for the Curran Award in the previous year and were not awarded, you may re-submit your project as long as it fits within the time frame described below. One member of the team that wins the Curran Award will be asked to serve on the Curran Award committee.


  • Florida delivery hospital.
  • Demonstrable perinatal health care quality improvement initiative in the previous two years leading to the 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. 
  • Have not been awarded the Curran Award in the previous two years (award cycles).


Applications will be posted each year on this website.Please submit a complete application and all attachments in one e-mail to

Previous Awardees

  • 2019 - UF Health Jacksonville, “Choosing Wisely: Antibiotic Stewardship in the NICU"
  • 2018 - Wolfson Children’s Hospital, “NICU CLABSI Reduction Project”
  • 2017 - Lee Heath System, “Decreasing Maternal Morbidity in a Multi-Hospital System”