Winter gear for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

Do you have extra gear that you (or your kids) have outgrown or haven’t used in a few years? If yes, wouldn’t it be nice for them to be appreciated and keep someone warm rather than take-up space in your closet? We are collecting winter gear at the VON office for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement […]

Antenatal Steroid Exposure Among Infants Born at 22 to 25 Weeks’ Gestation

We studied administration of antenatal steroids (ANS) and rates of survival and major morbidities of infants born at the edge of viability receiving postnatal life support at VON member hospitals in the U.S. This research recently published in JAMA Network Open shows receipt of ANS is associated with significantly higher rates of survival and survival […]

Annual Quality Congress 2018 Encore Webinar

For the best experience, we strongly recommend that you watch the webinar as a team and designate one individual to take a leadership role to schedule a meeting room, test the computer in that room on WebEx, and spread the word so that as many team members as possible can attend.  This will ensure that […]

TECaN/VON Helping Babies Breathe Co-Facilitators

We are pleased to announce our first TECaN/VON HBB Co-facilitator Scholarships for the 2018 Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) 2nd edition Master Trainer Course, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) and Vermont Oxford Network (VON).  Congratulations to the 2018 award recipients! (Left to Right in photo) Megan Kirkley, MD, […]

Howard Cohen’s Reflections on the 2018 Annual Quality Congress

As we traveled to Chicago last week for NICQ, iNICQ and the VON Quality Congress we were all aware that the 6000 UNITE HERE Local 1 Hotel workers were on strike and picketing outside our host hotel and 25 other downtown Chicago hotels. The strike started on September 7 focused primarily on all workers getting […]

VON teams lead the way for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care

VON Teams Lead the Way for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care During the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2018, the United States announced the AMR Challenge—the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance (AR or AMR). This unprecedented challenge, led by the […]

Vermont Oxford Rady Children’s Genomic Network Launched at 2018 Annual Quality Congress

Vermont Oxford Network and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are collaborating to create a learning network for multidisciplinary neonatal care teams. The Genomic Network will advance research and implementation of evidence-based precision medicine to improve the quality and value of care for acutely ill newborn infants. Participation in the Genomic Network is a […]

Virginia Focuses on Improving Care of Infants Affected by Substance Use

Virginia Task Force Focuses on Improving Care of Infants Affected by Substance Use Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Collaborative to implement Vermont Oxford Network’s NAS Universal Training The Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (VNPC) is launching Vermont Oxford Network’s NAS Universal Training Program to standardize care and improve outcomes for infants and families affected by substance use, an […]

Your VON Newsletter June 2018

NICU by the Numbers Increasingly, NICUs Integrate Families into Care with Single-Family Rooms VON analysis shows one-fifth of hospitals caring for infants in single family rooms. Dr. Robert White calls for examining structural and operational barriers to fully integrating families into care. NICU by the Numbers reports are made possible by VON members who voluntarily […]

Show the Great Work You Do – Call for Images

We want to show what it is like to turn data into action and provide ever-improving care for infants and families. We know you do this every day – show us by submitting your photos! This is an opportunity for you, your team, and your center to be showcased with VON online as we will […]