The Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium
Improving intensive care for infants at Children's Hospitals

Our Story

The Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium is a quality outcome organization for neonatology leaders based in Level IV neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The CHNC formed in 2006 and partnered with the Child Health Corporation of America (now Children’s Hospital Association (CHA)) to develop the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Database (CHND). Since its launch in 2010, the CHND has grown from a collaborative of 17 member institutions to 34 participating sites in 2017. The CHND recently transitioned from CHA to a new registry partner, Velos Inc., to launch a new platform in 2017.

Our Focus

CHND was developed to meet the data acquisition and analytics required for comparative quality and outcome measures for the unique population of medically complex neonates and infants treated in NICUs (Level IV NICU patients) at children’s hospitals. Many of these high acuity infants have surgical problems, congenital anomalies or serious acquired complications of preterm birth. With an average 25-day length of stay and the multiple services they require after discharge, these infants represent one of the highest resource utilization groups of any pediatric population. CHND is the largest clinically valid data set for this unique patient population.

The CHNC welcomes collaborative relationships with other benchmarking groups. 

     Register for the CHNC Annual Meeting            Click to download information on our October meeting (PDF)     
         The Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.