Hospital Membership

Why join CMQCC?

  • Improve outcomes for moms and babies at your hospital
  • Measure key performance indicators and benchmark quality data between your providers and against other hospitals
  • Learn from local and national experts and your peers 
  • Get recognized - demonstrate to California stakeholders that you take maternity quality improvement seriously 
  • Get rewarded - many health plans are offering financial incentives and recognition for CMQCC membership

Membership Benefits - Join the 200+ hospitals already participating!


CMQCC membership offers hospitals a complete package of services to drive perinatal performance improvement. 


QI TOOLKITS - Evidence-based guides for delivering high-quality care

CMQCC’s toolkits provide detailed, evidence-based, multi-disciplinary implementation guides for improving perinatal quality in the inpatient setting. They include:

  • COMING SOON! The Mother and Baby Substance Exposure Toolkit
  • NEW in 2020! Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis
  • Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Elimination of Early Elective Delivery
  • Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism
  • Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage V2.0, UPDATE V3.0 COMING IN 2021!
  • Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia, UPDATE V2.0 COMING IN 2020!
  • Supporting Vaginal Birth and Reducing Primary Cesareans


QI IMPLEMENTATION - Putting evidence into action

We are constantly offering new quality improvement opportunities based on member feedback and research findings. Our current QI opportunities include:

  • The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative: a hospital and community-based effort to improve outcomes for mothers and newborns impacted by substance exposure, with a specific focus on Opioid Use Disorder
  • QI Academy: a year-long educational initiative designed to help hospitals build a multidisciplinary maternal QI team
    that fosters sustainable change and enhances professional experience
  • HUDLS: online clinical education on evidence-based best practices for supporting women during labor, UPDATE V2.0 COMING IN 2020!
  • Sharing of QI policies, best practices and ideas with other member hospitals on our SHARE discussion platform
  • Access to expert clinical coaches


MATERNAL DATA CENTER (MDC) - Data to Drive Action 

CMQCC’s Maternal Data Center is a user-friendly, low-burden tool that enables rapid-cycle performance measurement and insights for improvement. More than 200 hospitals use the MDC to:

  • Compare hospital performance to statewide, regional and system benchmarks
  • View provider-level results and benchmarks
  • Generate one-click reports for OB Committees
  • Perform drill-down analysis to identify a hospital’s unique QI opportunities
  • Identify data coding issues that impact performance measure results
  • Create system-level dashboards for multi-hospital networks
  • Facilitate performance reporting requirements to the Leapfrog Group, Blue Distinction Provider Recognition program, California Children’s Services, CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Joint Commission OPPE program, and others