Your VON Newsletter – September 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Vermont Oxford Network’s vision is to create worldwide connections that lead to improved care and improved outcomes for high-risk infants. I’m pleased to introduce two new resources to connect you with information designed to help improve the care you provide: NICU by the Numbers and Your VON Newsletter.

VON’s new feature, NICU by the Numbers, is a series of data briefs that summarize pragmatic data for clinical use. The data used for analysis in NICU by the Numbers reflects the collective data of the network, and I encourage you to see how your center benchmarks to the trends described in these reports. NICU by the Numbers will be delivered in VON’s second new resource, Your VON Newsletter, an e-newsletter that will be distributed to inform you about updates on research, VON data collection and visualization, educational opportunities, and quality improvement.

I hope you share these resources – NICU by the Numbers, Your VON Newsletter, and the contents within the newsletter – with your colleagues who are not on our mailing list and encourage them to sign up to receive future editions. We also hope you’ll share with us feedback on these items and share your stories of connection and improvement at The content below is provided to serve you, and in turn, to bring us together as a stronger and more effective community of practice.


Jeffrey D. Horbar MD

Chief Executive and Scientific Officer

Vermont Oxford Network


Links to:

NICU by the Numbers

Your VON Newsletter