The St. Vincent Healthcare NICU is a member of the Vermont Oxford Network (VON), a non-profit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical care for newborn infants and their families. Established in 1988, the Network today is comprised of over 850 Neonatal Intensive Care Units around the world.
In support of its mission, the VON maintains a Database including information about the care and outcomes of high-risk newborn infants. The Database provides unique, reliable and confidential data to participating units for use in quality patient care. SVH currently has one of the highest scores for the lowest rates of infections and retinopathy of prematurity. We strive for quality patient care; we have professional staff groups working on quality measurements related to respiratory, infection, nutrition, developmental care and pain management.