Vermont Oxford Network’s 26th Annual Quality Congress

Nearly 1200 Members Participate in Vermont Oxford Network’s
26th Annual Quality Congress

BURLINGTON, VERMONT, October 6, 2015 – Last week nearly 1200 members of the worldwide community of neonatology converged in Chicago to attend the highly successful Vermont Oxford Network Annual Quality Congress and Newborn Intensive Collaboration for Quality Symposium. Attendees represented 49 US states and 12 countries. Over 600 attendees contributed to the meeting by sharing their data and peer-reviewed improvement stories as well as by serving as formal faculty presenters. Their active participation illustrated the unique model of this meeting and the collective contributions of this vibrant neonatal community of practice.

This interdisciplinary event included intensive and highly interactive programs. Dr. Jeffrey Horbar, Chief Executive and Scientific Officer, reviewed the progress that the neonatology community has made in reducing and in some centers eliminating major morbidities of prematurity over the Network’s 26-year history. Dr. Horbar urged everyone to apply the existing knowledge and quality improvement science to reduce the profound variability in mortality and morbidity rates by center.   Plenary presentations will be made available online to all Vermont Oxford Network members via a “Virtual Meeting” model.



Vermont Oxford Network ( is a nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals working together as a worldwide community of practice dedicated to providing all newborn infants and their families with the best possible and ever improving perinatal and neonatal care. Vermont Oxford Network’s mission is to improve the quality and safety of medical care for newborn infants and their families through a coordinated program of research, education, and quality improvement projects.

Contact: Nancy Cloutier,  (802) 865-4814 ext 208