Improving intensive care for infants by uniting the expertise of over 40 top children’s hospitals.

About our Mission

Who We Are

Neonatal care quality improvement starts with the support and collaboration of our growing network of Level IV NICU professionals, including neonatologists, advanced practice nurses, neonatal nurses, quality and safety leaders, data coordinators, pediatric subspecialists, trainees, anesthesiologists, and pediatric surgeons.

About Us

Our Focus

CHNC focuses on a unique population of medically complex neonates and infants treated in the highest-level NICUs at children’s hospitals. With an average 25-day length of stay, along with the multiple services required after discharge, these infants represent one of the highest resource utilization groups of any pediatric population.

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Symposium

The 2022 CHNC Annual Symposium
will be hosted in Indianapolis from Oct 31 - Nov 2. The Symposium  highlights the work being done by the consortium and its members, and provides educational opportunities to support the CHNC mission.

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Improving intensive care for infants by uniting the expertise of over 40 top children’s hospitals.

About our Mission

Who We Are

Neonatal care quality improvement starts with the support and collaboration of our growing network of Level IV NICU professionals, including neonatologists, advanced practice nurses, neonatal nurses, quality and safety leaders, data coordinators, pediatric subspecialists, trainees, anesthesiologists, and pediatric surgeons.

About Us

Our Focus

CHNC focuses on a unique population of medically complex neonates and infants treated in the highest-level NICUs at children’s hospitals. With an average 25-day length of stay, along with the multiple services required after discharge, these infants represent one of the highest resource utilization groups of any pediatric population.

Learn More

Symposium

The 2022 CHNC Annual Symposium
will be hosted in Indianapolis from Oct 31 - Nov 2. The Symposium  highlights the work being done by the consortium and its members, and provides educational opportunities to support the CHNC mission.

Learn More

Improving intensive care for infants by uniting the expertise of over 40 top children’s hospitals.

About our Mission

Improving intensive care for infants by uniting the expertise of over 40 top children’s hospitals.

About our Mission

Improving intensive care for infants by uniting the expertise of over 40 top children’s hospitals.

About our Mission

Improving intensive care for infants by uniting the expertise of over 40 top children’s hospitals.

About our Mission

CHNC is dedicated to improving the care and outcomes for infants in Children's Hospital NICUs by sharing data, ideas for benchmarking, and research.

CHNC Member Hospital Locations

The CHNC membership draws from NICUs providing the highest level of care at Children’s Hospitals throughout the US and Canada.

Location Name
46

Member Hospitals

250k+

NICU Admissions

8/10

Top 10 NICU Hospitals in USNWR

Our structure improves the outcomes for infants with complex conditions.

We build multidiscipline relationships through topic-specific focus groups, collaborative quality improvement projects, a robust database and analytics for infants in level IV neonatal care units, and symposium events.

Publications

A comparison of newer classifications of sBPD

Journal of Perinatology

August 2021

Central line utilization and complications in infants with CDH

American Journal of Perinatology

February 2021

ECMO and Bloodstream Infection in CDH

Journal of Perinatology

October 2019

Withdrawal of Life-support in Neonatal HIE

Pediatric Neurology

November 2018

Predicting Risk of Infection in Infants with CDH

The Journal of Pediatrics

September 2018

Nutritional Practices and Growth in Premature Infants after Surgical NEC

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

July 2017

Tracheobronchomalacia is Associated with Increased Morbidity in BPD

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

June 2017

Short-term weight gain velocity in infants with CDH

Early Human Development

April 2017

Interdisciplinary teamwork and the power of a QI collaborative in tertiary NICUs

The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing

June 2015

Short-Term Outcomes After Perinatal HIE

Journal of Perinatology

April 2015

Short-Term Outcomes in Preterm Infants with NEC

Journal of Perinatology

October 2014

Accompanying Editorial: Surgical NEC Defined

Journal of Perinatology

October 2014
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