Perinatal Patient Safety and QualitySimpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAANThe Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: April/June 2011 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p 103–107 doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e318215b9e5 HEALTH CARE REFORM: IMPACT ON PRACTICE Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics The leadership team and clinicians in hospitals and healthcare system must focus on perinatal safety and quality to minimize risk of preventable harm to mothers and infants. A review of current issues in perinatal patient safety and quality is presented. St John's Mercy Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri. Corresponding Author: Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN, St John's Mercy Medical Center, 7140 Pershing Ave, St Louis, MO 63130 (KRSimpson@prodigy.net). Submitted for publication: November 6, 2010; Accepted for publication: February 15, 2011. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.