The Regional Perinatal System Planning Committee’s vision sought to develop a
consensus-based, comprehensive concept and plan for a regional perinatal system including structure, design, and organizational/physician commitment. This plan was to be inclusive of Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee Counties. The desired outcomes included:
- Develop a comprehensive plan to establish standards of care, levels of care, and standards of practice for transfer and return of patients among the three labor and delivery units in Genesee County;
- Establish a formal peer review process for morbidity and mortality data review to facilitate quality improvement. This process was to share and report on outcome data for each level of care, diagnosis, gestational age, and birth weight (or any other parameter deemed pertinent by the participants);
- Assess and determine hospital baseline data in order to determine opportunities for improvement and prioritization of areas where improvement is feasible;
- Engage an external consultant to assist in planning a system which may have extended beyond the three Genesee County hospitals.
Currently this activity is on hiatus.