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Improvement Palooza 2023


CPQCC’s fourth annual Improvement Palooza ("IP2023") helped teams reap the benefits of restoration and understand how it leads to more successful teamwork in the NICU. Throughout the day, attendees learned how positivity and resilience impact NICU teams, patients, and families.

Conversation Circles

Conversation Circle #3: Addressing the Maternal Mortality Crisis and How Community Organizations Can Play a Key Role

January 24, 2024 | 12 pm
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Conversation Circle #2: Team Restoration, Revelation, and Relationships

September 13, 2023 | 12 pm
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Conversation Circle #1: Self Restoration, Revelation, and Relationships

June 6, 2023 | 12 pm
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Held in conjunction with the 2023 CAN Cool Topics in Neonatology Meeting, CPQCC’s Improvement Palooza 2023 is an opportunity for NICU caregivers and parents to build an environment in partnership that reduces stress and burnout and promotes patient safety and staff wellbeing. By the end of the conference, attendees were able to feel refreshed and inspired to make equitable, innovative and high quality changes in your NICU. Learn more about previous IP events

Keynote Speakers

Erik Ridout, MD | Teamwork in the NICU

Erick is a neonatologist with expertise in Lean methodology and is passionate about embracing the principles of servant leadership and team-based patient-centered care and strategies for promoting positive teamwork in the NICU.



Adrienne McIntyre, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC | Empowering, Leading & Guiding NICU Teams

Adrienne is a California nurse leader, committed to operational excellence and service delivery, with 20 years of clinical expertise in Maternal Child Health around how to empower, lead, and guide teams in the NICU.



Breakout Sessions

Mar 3, 2023, 8:00am