Interdisciplinary Neonatal Follow-up and Treatment Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting improvements in the health outcomes of high-risk children.
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Vision and Mission
INFANTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the improvements in the health outcomes of high risk children. It shall be the Vision of the Corporation to be a recognized leader in improvements in the health and well-being of children. It shall be the Mission of the Corporation to elevate the knowledge, expertise and capabilities of pediatric healthcare teams.
To accomplish the stated mission, the Corporation shall establish three broad strategies for Interdisciplinary Neonatal Follow-up and Treatment Services. In order to ensure that high risk children with complex conditions are provided the highest quality care, we seek to:
- Discovery: INFANTS contributes to pediatric science through the promotion of clinical research that leads to innovative discoveries in the diagnosis and treatment of children.
- Learning: INFANTS sponsors expert-led educational experiences that enable healthcare professionals and interdisciplinary teams to continually elevate the evidence based care they provide to children.
- Implementation: INFANTS supports pediatric follow-up services through the development of the infrastructure required to achieve sustainable change in outcomes.
Initially established in 2010, INFANTS supported efforts to develop the infrastructure for the current neonatal follow-up program which provides administrative and clinical support services for newborns at risk for developmental delay. INFANTS has evolved to include support for multiple sub-disciplines within pediatrics. Clinical and administrative services are provided by the physicians of Coastal Carolina Neonatology, PLLC and Coastal Children's Services, PLLC. Ancillary and nursing support is provided by the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital of New Hanover Regional Medical
Center (NHRMC), and to a lesser degree by the professional support staff of the
New Hanover County Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA).
The INFANTS Board of Directors
Fernando Moya, MD
President and CEO, Coastal Children's Services
Medical Director, Children’s Hospital
Hoke Pollock, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Cape Fear Pediatrics
Jeffrey Keeter, JD
Attorney, Brock Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP
Parent of a NICU graduate
Donna Vaught, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Research
Developmental Psychologist, Coastal Children's Services
Robert DiGiuseppe, MD
Director, Neonatal Follow-up Clinic, Coastal Children's Services
Elizabeth Harris, MEd, SPHR
Director, Strategic Development, Coastal Children's Services
Certified Public Accountant
Stev Smith, CPA , PA
Project Manager, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Parent of NICU Graduates (triplets)