Smooth Transitions is a statewide quality improvement initiative at the Foundation for Health Care Quality with the mission to improve hospital transfers from planned community-based births to promote greater patient safety and satisfaction. The goals of Smooth Transitions are to:
1. Improve the safety and efficiency of the transfer process through the establishment of system-wide protocols.
2. Collect and analyze transfer outcome data for the purpose of quality improvement.
3. Build greater collaboration between community-based midwives, EMS, and hospital care team.
4. Enhance the patient experience of care when transfers occur.
We are eager to hear from you about your recent hospital transfer experience and appreciate your honest feedback. Your responses will be used to help improve the transfer process for others. Survey data gets de-identified, aggregated, and shared during Perinatal Transfer Committee meetings for quality improvement at hospitals participating in Smooth Transitions. In addition, selected quotes from surveys may be included in presentations to promote the program and in publications about Smooth Transitions.
It takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you!