The Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KyPQC) celebrated their official launch on October 22, 2019, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The launch meeting was a huge success and was well attended with representation from healthcare professionals, delivery hospitals, insurers, advocacy groups, national organizations, and other stakeholders dedicated to improving maternal and infant health outcomes throughout the Commonwealth. During the launch, attendees expressed interest in participating in one of three workgroups (Obstetrics, Neonatology, and Data & Analytics); and shortly after a steering committee was created to ensure that the workgroup initiatives align with the KyPQC vision and mission. The keynote speakers and agenda for this meeting are highlighted below.
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John R. Barton, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with Baptist Health Lexington. Dr. Barton graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1985 and has been in practice for 34 years. He serves as the chair for the Kentucky Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
Lisa Hollier, MD is the immediate past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Hollier is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the medical director of Texas Children’s Centers for Children and Women. She serves as co-chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.
Charles Johnson, IV is a graduate of Florida A&M University. After the sudden death of his wife Kira from complications following a routine scheduled C-section, Johnson made it his life mission to launch the 4Kira4Moms Foundation, a nonprofit committed to reducing maternal mortality and raising awareness of the maternal death crisis in the United States.