Center of Excellence in Education and Training


In 2015, 110 centers enrolled in a national multi-center quality improvement collaborative sponsored by Vermont Oxford Network. This collaborative, titled iNICQ 2015: A Universal Training Solution Improving Outcomes for Infants and Families Affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS),engaged centers from around the United States in improving the quality, safety and value of care for substance-exposed infants and their families. Centers participated in a series of live webinars, developed structured improvement programs, audited their local practice outcomes and benchmarked with more

Additionally, participating centers were encouraged to implement a standardized education and training program for their health care team and when possible, to strive to become a Center of Excellence in NAS Education and Training. This designation was awarded to centers who successfully train at least 85% of their designated care team, using a novel online learning platform to complete 17 critical learning lessons.

Vermont Oxford Network is pleased to announce that 45 centers have successfully met the goal of standardized universal education and training for NAS, and as such has received the following designation:

Vermont Oxford Network
2016 Center of Excellence in Education and Training
For Substance-Exposed Infants and Their Families

This designation represents an exceptional commitment to interdisciplinary education and service for an important, vulnerable population. The 45 centers are listed below:

Affinity NICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH
Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK
Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, AK
Allegiance Health, Jackson, MI
Aurora Baycare Medical Center, Green Bay, WI
Aurora Women’s Pavilion, West Allis, WI
Baptist Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Beaumont Health Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Beaumont Health System Troy, Troy, MI
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Cape Cod Healthcare, Hyannis, MA
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
CJW Medical Center, Chippenham Campus, Richmond, VA
Concord Hospital – The Family Place, Concord, NH
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA
LRG Healthcare, Laconia, NH
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
McLaren Port Huron, Port Huron, MI
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, MA
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids, MI
Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA
MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA
Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA
NHRMC –Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Wilmington, NC
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA
Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS
Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA
Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT
Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH
Springfield Hospital, Springfield, VT
St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Detroit, MI
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, MN
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center, Billings, MT
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, AR
Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

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