We are more than 1200 hospitals collaborating to improve neonatal care around the world with data-driven quality improvement and research.


VON Members Have Made Remarkable Progress to Improve Outcomes Since 1989

Vermont Oxford Network includes more than 1200 centers across 30+ countries working to continuously improve neonatal care.

Network data, VON quality improvement methodology, and rigorous dedication to advancing care has moved the big dot on major morbidities and infant mortality at an impressive pace. VON members are on the leading edge of family-engaged care and accelerating the magnitude of improvement in neonatology.

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The Ins and Outs of Neonatal Care: Improving Critical Transitions for Every Newborn

Times of significant changes to care present some of the most challenging events for infants, families, and care teams. Teams in our Internet-based newborn Improvement Collaborative for Quality (iNICQ) will work with expert faculty in a structured improvement process to achieve, sustain, and demonstrate improvement of transitions.

A critical transition is any change in an infant’s site of care, significant change in their status or plan of care, or a change in the infant’s care team. These transitions occur within a hospital or health system and between several hospitals and communities. Transitions can contribute to increased length of stay, separation from families, inefficient use of resources, and sub-optimal care.

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Rigorously Advancing Neonatal Care with Research and Analysis

Cochrane at VON is a service for the neonatal community of practice that provides access all Cochrane Neonatal systematic reviews. We analyze network data for practical improvement in the NICU by the Numbers series. Members use network data and VON quality improvement methods to inform their research.

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Maryland earns State of Excellence Award for NAS training

Vermont Oxford Network (VON) has awarded a “State of Excellence in Education and Training for Infants and Families Affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome” designation to the state of Maryland and the Maryland Patient Safety Center.

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We hope you enjoy your time here and that you find what you’re looking for and more! We welcome your questions and comments about the new experience with VON online.

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New Genomic Network to Improve Care of Critically Ill Infants

VON and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are collaborating to create a learning network for neonatal and pediatric intensive care teams. The goal is to amplify understanding of how rapid genomic sequencing can help guide complex care for critically ill infants with genetic diseases.

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