University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)

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Vermont Regional Perinatal Health Project (VRPHP)

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In November of 2007, the Vermont Regional Perinatal Program (VRPP) partnered their educational and training activities with the quality improvement initiatives of VCHIP's Network for Improving Newborn Care to form the Vermont Regional Perinatal Health Project (VRPHP). VRPHP is a collaboration of VCHIP, VDH, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine Departments of Pediatrics, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Objective

The mission of VRPHP is to be a high-quality academic health care resource for education, skills competencies and quality improvement in perinatal health care. We partner with the VDH, community hospitals and multi-disciplinary teams of health care professionals to facilitate timely, effective and patient-centered perinatal health care in a rural setting.

Accomplishments

  • The Late Preterm Infant (LPI) statewide collaborative
  • Annual Statewide Statistics conference to review perinatal outcomes data in the context of key maternal and newborn quality indicators.
  • Maternal/Newborn Transport Conferences to provide a format for maternal and neonatal case review for those VT and upstate NY patients who were referred to The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Nurse Manger's from VT Women's and Children's hospital units meet quarterly to review policy and discuss efforts for best practice.

Project Contact

Charles Mercier, MD

 

Last modified November 14 2014 11:06 AM