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Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative

Vision/Mission

The Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Collaborative exists to ensure that every mother has the best possible perinatal care and every infant cared for in Virginia has the best possible start to life. We believe in an evidence-based, data-driven collaborative process that involves care providers for women, infants and families as well as state and local leaders. We believe that working together now will create a stronger, healthier Virginia in the future.

VNPC Goals

  • To provide assistance to hospitals and obstetric providers in performing quality improvement initiatives designed to improve pregnancy outcomes, including decreasing the preterm birth rate to Healthy People 2030 Goals and to decrease maternal mortality by 50%
  • To enhance the quality of state-wide perinatal data and to provide hospital-specific data back to participating hospitals promptly so as to accomplish quality improvement goals
  • To provide assistance to hospitals and newborn care providers in performing quality improvement initiatives designed to improve neonatal outcomes, including decreasing morbidity and mortality as well as decreasing length of stay
  • To inform and involve the community, including health care providers, nurses, ancillary medical staff, payers, hospital administrators, and, most importantly, patients in efforts to make Virginia the safest and best place to deliver babies
  • To narrow the racial and ethnic disparities with the achievement of health equity in pregnancy and neonatal outcomes

 

 


The Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Second Annual Summit 

October 29, 2018, 8am-5pm
Charlottesville Omni Hotel
212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

  "The Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative exists to ensure that every mother has the best possible perinatal care and every infant cared for in Virginia has the best possible start to life. We believe in an evidence-based, data-driven collaborative process that involves care providers for women, infants and families as well as state and local leaders. We believe that working together now will create a stronger, healthier Virginia in the future."

If you are interested in attending please register at this link
If you have questions please email Virginianpc17@gmail.com

 

First VNPC Annual Conference 

October 16, 2017

Virginia Nurse Midwives attended the conference, representing the interests of the women and families they serve and their chosen profession.  Subcommittees are forming and midwives are doing their part to ensure quality improvement initiatives are informed by the philosophy and hallmarks of midwifery care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Executive Committee

Amber Price (ACNM Virginia Chapter), Arica McKinnen (Lay Member), Barbara Snapp (NANNP), Chris Chisholm (ACOG Virginia Chapter), David Buchsbaum (Anthem), Deanna Daniel (AWHONN), Joe Flores (OSHHR), Kate Neuhausen (DMAS), Lindsay Vaughn (AAFP Virginia Chapter), Mishka Terplan (DMAS/VCU)
Samuel Bartle (AAP Virginia Chapter)

Click Here to Watch the Video

This morning (June 29, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.), the March of Dimes, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National) Virginia Section, and Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association will host a news conference announcing the formation of a new statewide collaborative to promote birth health and work to combat issues like Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative will focus on improving birth health for babies and mothers. That work includes a focus on the rapid rise in Virginia newborns diagnosed with NAS, a condition that afflicts babies experiencing withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to drugs in the womb during pregnancy. Scheduled speakers at the news conference include Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, Delegate Chris Stolle, and physicians from VCU Health, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, UVA Health System, Riverside Regional Medical Center - Peninsula, HCA Virginia Physicians, and a MEDNAX-affiliated physician from Carilion Clinic. The Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives also supports the Collaborative. 


 

 

 

Medicaid Expansion: What Providers Need to Know 
Colleagues, 
 
Please click the Register button to register for the event located most conventiently to you.  The Medicaid Expansion: What Providers Need to Know series begins September 26 and is sponsored by the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). Registration information is included. At these events, providers and practice managers can ... 
  • Hear from providers in state government about what Medicaid expansion means to them, including an overview of recent policy reforms such as the Common Core Formulary, the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services program, and the statewide emergency department care coordination project
  • Get direct access to provider relations representatives from each of the plans, who are ready to provide more information and answer questions
  • Collect Cover Virginia member enrollment materials for office-based distribution
REGISTER

Our Virginia Affiliate Lobby Day

Thursday January 26, 2017 in Richmond!

 

If you would like more information regarding legislative activities, please contact

Mary Ellen Bouchard, CNM

 

2018 VA Affiliate Legislative Activities

 

To All: 
The ACNM Virginia Affiliate will participate in 3 Legislative Receptions for State Legislators in the Virginia Legislature: Northern Virginia, Lynchburg, and Richmond. Please register and come to have your voice heard. There will be brief presentations from Virginia ACNM Affiliate and other nursing groups as well as an opportunity for the legislators to respond to a question posed to them. You will also have an opportunity to speak directly to legislators attending. 
 
Northern Virginia: October 3 (see invitation below)
Lynchburg: October 16 : further information pending
Richmond: October 16: at Bistro 27: invitation and flyer pending
 
PLEASE: sign up: This is a great opportunity to learn, talk with legislators and fellow CNMs.
 
 
 
You are invited to attend the 
Nurses Legislative Reception
 
Sponsored by
Virginia Nurses Association
Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives
Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders
Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center 
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
 
Legislators will have the opportunity to meet with nurses to
 exchange ideas and explore solutions to improve access to
 healthcare in the Commonwealth. 
 
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Social hour and hors d'oeuvres
 
7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Introductions
Brief presentations by VNA, VCNP, VACNS, VAACNM, VONEL and VANA 
 
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Meet with Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses and Students
 
 
NOTE: If you have already responded to maryduggan@verizon.net, please disregard this email.
 
Free parking is available in front of the Sherwood Center
and nearby Van Dyck Park.