Mid-Coastal California Perinatal Outreach Program (MCCPOP)
The Mid-Coastal California Perinatal Outreach Program (MCCPOP), is a program of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), located at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine. Our MCCPOP leaders include neonatologists and maternal fetal medicine specialists who consult on perinatal clinical care questions and provide education on current standards of care for mothers and newborns. These leaders partner with CPQCC as well as other physician specialists at Stanford Medicine to provide a full spectrum of expertise, supporting high quality care for newborns and for women, before, during, and post pregnancy. In addition, MCCPOP offers timely continuing education courses for nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, and other health care professionals, via an eLearning platform.
For forty years, the Annual MCCPOP Perinatal Potpourri Conference has provided current advances in maternal, fetal, and neonatal medicine. Perinatal providers present on a variety of topics through lectures, panel presentations, and case-based discussions. In 2021, the event moved to a virtual format to reach more healthcare professionals across California and the U.S., and internationally.
Regional Cooperation Agreements (RCAs) are required by California Children’s Services (CCS) for all hospitals seeking CCS approval for their Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). These agreements define the relationships between large regional NICUs and those smaller, more basic units that refer their patients to the regional NICUs for more advanced neonatal care. Services include, but are not limited to, outreach education, data interpretation to inform quality improvement activities, patient consultation or co-management, and maternal/neonatal transport. MCCPOP contracts with its referral hospitals to coordinate and conduct these outreach services on behalf of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Contact the MCCPOP office for more information on obtaining an RCA.
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