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.
To establish 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.
A Community of Practice
The Directors of the Vermont Oxford Network published an article in the March 2010 issue of Clinics in Perinatology that summs up their mission eloquently.
The article concludes:
“... the neonatology community is an evolving worldwide community of practice in which health professionals and families around the world are engaged in collective learning about our shared domain of human endeavor, providing high-quality and safe care to newborn infants and their families. The Vermont Oxford Network looks forward to providing the tools and resources to help this community of practice continue to grow and flourish. ”
Read the entire article here
VERMONT OXFORD NETWORK
Coastal Carolina Neonatology (CCNEO) is proud to be a part of the Vermont Oxford Network, a non-profit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals established in 1988. Today, the Network is comprised
of over 950 Neonatal Intensive Care Units around the world.
Health care professionals from member institutions participate actively in clinical trials, long-term follow-up studies and epidemiologic and outcomes research. Members also have the option of participating in the Network's NIC/Q and iNICQ Quality Improvement Collaboratives for Neonatology consisting of multidisciplinary improvement teams working together to identify and implement better practices aimed at achieving measurable improvements in quality and safety.
To learn more about the Vermont Oxford Network click here.
Dr. Sheri L. Carroll is the Director of Neonatology at CCNEO and the Director of the Vermont Oxford
Network Quality Collaborative at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Above: The Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's NICU staff was chosen to participate in a project produced by the Vermont Oxford Network (VON).
A film crew followed NICU families and staff to document their journeys and focus on the high quality and innovative care they are receiving. The footage will be used by VON as they launch an internet-based quality improvement collaborative named NICQ Next: Innovations in Newborn Care in 2014.
Special thanks to Dr. Sheri Carroll of CCNEO for overseeing this project, and to all the physicians and the entire NICU team for the excellent work they do caring for the tiniest members of our community.