On November 12, 2020, we lost our colleague and friend, D. Lisa Bollman, MSN, RNC-NIC, CPHQ. Lisa was a leader in perinatal health who made an indelible impact on our organizations and on the lives of countless patients, families, and clinicians throughout the state of California and beyond. Lisa was Executive Director of the Community Perinatal Network and a skilled neonatal nurse.
In honor of Lisa's legacy, the D. Lisa Bollman NICU Transport QI Award is granted to a(n) Neonatologist, Registered Nurse (RN), advanced practice nurse (NNP, CNS), or NICU transport team (either an individual member or the entire team) who:

  • has made significant contributions to NICU transport quality improvement within their unit and beyond or
  • is an emerging QI leader in the neonatal community


Nominations are open from March 1st - January 31st every year. Awards are presented at CPQCC's annual Improvement Palooza event every March. 

Submit a nomination for the Bollman Award

2024 Awardees

Valley Children’s Medical Center’s Transport Team

  • Laura Cooper, MSHA, RCP, RRT-NPS, C-NP
  • Radhika Narang, MD
  • Leslie Williams, RNC-NIC, BSN



Valley Children’s Medical Center’s Transport Team successes include mean time from departure to NICU admission and the mean TRIPS score that they have worked towards and are currently demonstrating. Their active participation in performance improvement including simulation training and competencies, and implementation of documentation around early positive parental touch in the NEOBrain collaborative.  The Transport Team at Valley Children's Medical Center implemented QI strategies to improve admission temperatures that were key to success. 


Previous Awardees:

2023: Lizette C. Sistoza, MD (Neonatologist, Kaiser Permanente-San Bernardino County Medical Center; Physician Lead, KP-SCAL NICU RegionalTransport Team; Specialty Preceptor, Kaiser Permanent School of Medicine)
2022: Anaheim Regional Medical Center Transport Team