Levels of Maternal Care Initiative

PNQIN and MPQC invites and encourages birthing hospitals in Massachusetts to participate in a new statewide initiative to reduce severe maternal morbidity and mortality and eliminate inequities. This initiative works by ensuring that expectant parents are cared for at hospitals with the resources and personnel to manage their unique needs.

"Moms are not just vessels for babies --

they need their own safety levels."


- Dr. Ronald Iverson, MPQC Co-Chair

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are promoting an improved method for regionalization of care based on maternal condition; this is called Levels of Maternal Care. It is similar to the Neonatal Levels of Care model but focuses instead on the pregnant person. PNQIN is engaged in this initiative to explore how Levels of Maternal Care effort could benefit the Commonwealth.

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If you have additional questions, concerns, or feedback about the Massachusetts Levels of Maternal Care Initiative or the CDC LOCATe® Tool, please contact Dr. Sarah Rae Easter (seaster@pnqinma.org) or Kali Vitek (PNQINAdmin@pnqinma.org).

Frequently asked questions


Nightclubs do take reservations directly from the customers but make sure you understand how this differs from VIP Hosted service.
If you book on your own:
You will be assigned a VIP host from the club but you will not be his/her priority on the night of your event. They will have many groups like yours, and this will probably be the first time you ever meet. Outside of the club you will have to fight your way to the front so you can get the attention of your host. Only problem is you have no idea what he/she looks like. While fighting your way to the front, you will discover that virtually everyone in the place seems to have booked a “VIP” table or are on the “VIP” List. At this point you begin to feel a little less special.
If you make it to the front of the mob of “VIPs” you will have to find the person in charge of tables. He’s the one that looks like he’s having a bad night and doesn’t want to be bothered. You’re not sure what the next move is supposed to be so you tactfully wait for him/her to look at you, meanwhile loads of people are going in ahead of you and your group is becoming restless. You decide that you’re being ignored so you become a little more assertive. This pisses off the doormen and security so you get ignored even more and get brushed to the side. You decide that to get out from under their skin you will just stand and smile and hope that you are noticed. More groups of people continue to get in.
By the time you get some attention, you’re not sure you’re still in the mood to party but you do your best acting job to try and raise the disheartened spirits of the rest of your party. “We’re in Like Flynt” you call out to your group, “That’s how we Roll”. Half of the group is rolling their eyes at you, the other half threw in the towel an hour ago and is now somewhere in the casino or at the mini bar in the hotel room. All that’s happened is that you were moved to another line. You can’t get images from “Night at the Roxbury” out of your mind. When you hopefully eventually get in, you will finally get to meet your host.
Make sure you have all of your thoughts in order because you will get to spend approximately 90 seconds with him/her as you fast walk to your table before they are off to their next group. Even though the time was short, you really think you hit it off. Despite that, your table has been downgraded from a dance floor table to a table in some hallway. You’re now thinking that you might not have tipped your host enough. For some reason you thought that being a VIP was going to feel different


The sooner you book the quicker you will be locked in on a certain date. Many of our reservations are booked up to a year in advance, because rates are better and our top VIP Hosts are requested. More often than not, we can accommodate even a last minute request but our best rates are given when you book in advance. In order to maintain the highest standards of service we limit our packages to no more than 50 groups per weekend. With an average of 10 people per group this is 500 people that we need to ensure have the time of their lives. On busy weekends we usually are booked up so the sooner you book the sooner we can lock you in and guarantee your date. Once you book, you can always make changes to your package. We also have a refund policy in the event that you book but are not able to make your party. Be assured that as a member of the Better Business Bureau, we are bound by certain business practices. So when you book with us, you can book with confidence.


There are many outstanding clubs to choose from, so it really depends on personal preference. Music choice, atmosphere, vibe, ambiance and budget all play a role in picking a club that’s right for you and your party. You may notice that many companies deal with only a select number of nightclubs. Pink Panda Vegas VIP can make your decision easier because we deal with every club, so there’s never a reason for us to sway you to a club that’s not right for your group. Pink Panda Vegas VIP wants to make sure your night is perfect so take comfort in knowing that we have no limitations in what we can offer.


In the case of VIP passes, “VIP” often means if you get to the cashier by 11 or 12pm, then you may receive free entry or reduced admission. You still have to stand in the longest line they have and may not make it to the front of the line in time for the discount. And how vague is reduced admission? You’ll see small print that says things like, “Not Valid on Holidays or during special events,” and “All admission is subject to doorman discretion.” In cases where you don’t have to stand in the general admission line, you’ll find you are the lowest priority person in what is usually a VIP crowd rather than a VIP line. The club is in no rush to let in people with VIP Passes.


Las Vegas is based upon relationships and money. If you know who to talk to and know what to say, you may be able to gain access to some of the hot spots of Vegas on your own. But be assured it won’t be cheap. Keep in mind that a high roller in most other cities is an “Average Joe” in Las Vegas. Having a VIP Host will take the uncertainty out of planning your party. Every weekend there are thousands of people who wait for hours before getting in or are completely denied access into the nightclubs in Vegas. Choosing the right VIP hosting service can be your guarantee that you won’t be waiting in lines and that your event turns out perfect.


VIP hosting is when a VIP Host escorts your group past the lines (even the VIP line and bottle line) and into the hottest venues in Vegas. Your VIP Host can be available for whatever your needs may be throughout the night. This method, used by most celebrities and high rollers, is the most elite and prestigious way to gain immediate access in to nightclubs and to ensure they have everything they may desire. No hassle, no bartering and most importantly no waiting. This is the life of a VIP.

A cooperative voluntary program involving Massachusetts maternity facilities and key perinatal stakeholders, designed to promote the sharing of best practices of care.