CHNC Participants

Banner Image - Photo from symposium of members in a courtyard - Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium CHNC

 

CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Medical Center of Dallas CHNC Member Hospital - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago CHNC Member Hospital - Children's National Hospital of Washington DC CHNC Member Hospital - Boston Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Nationwide Children's Hospital of Columbus OH CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center CHNC Member Hospital - Seattle Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta CHNC Member Hospital - Texas Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Nebraska CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Mercy of Kansas City CHNC Member Hospital - Arkansas Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Cincinnati Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Rady Children's Hospital San Diego CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Colorado CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Los Angeles CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC CHNC Member Hospital - Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - SickKids - The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto, Ontario, Canada CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHNC Member Hospital - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital of Methodist Healthcare Family CHNC Member Hospital - UW Health American Family Children's Hospital - University of Wisconsin CHNC Member Hospital - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children CHNC Member Hospital - University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital - Oakland CHNC Member Hospital - Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital of Children CHNC Member Hospital - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine CHNC Member Hospital - Riley Children's Health - Indiana University Health CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of St. Louis - BJC HealthCare CHNC Member Hospital - Nationwide Children's Hospital of Columbus OH CHNC Member Hospital - Cook Children's Hospital of Illinois CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center

The CHNC is comprised of 34 Children’s Hospitals with Level IV NICUs in the United States and Canada. Volunteers within these centers – neonatologists, advanced practice nurses, neonatal nurses, infection control practitioners, anesthesiologists, and pediatric surgeons – dedicate the time and insights to develop quality and research initiatives across participating institutions.

Through the effort and collaboration of its members, CHNC established the vision and data elements to develop a robust clinical data set for this unique population of high-risk infants. The power of capturing disease-specific data elements, practices and outcomes has translated directly into valid clinical predictions. And by fostering collaboration and benchmarking between hospitals on detailed clinical diagnoses, CHNC has contributed directly to the bottom line of its members by reducing costs and improving quality.

This is an effort to quantify the value of care for medically complex infants: Improving quality and reducing costs and resource utilization at the same time.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Participation in CHND and CHND measures were recognized as scoring criteria by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • In 2016, CHND participants accounted for 8 of the top 10 neonatology programs and 10 of 11 in the honor roll list of top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey
  • The SLUG Bug initiative, focused on reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections,  demonstrated a 20% decrease in infections with $69,000 of attributable cost savings per averted infection
  • The STEPP IN initiative, focused on the peri-operative period in neonates, demonstrated a 47% decrease in post-operative hypothermia, a 21% decrease in communication failures and a 64% decrease in respiratory failure

Much of the work of the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium has been made possible through the support of our children’s hospitals.

 

CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Medical Center of Dallas CHNC Member Hospital - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago CHNC Member Hospital - Children's National Hospital of Washington DC CHNC Member Hospital - Boston Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Nationwide Children's Hospital of Columbus OH CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center CHNC Member Hospital - Seattle Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta CHNC Member Hospital - Texas Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Nebraska CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Mercy of Kansas City CHNC Member Hospital - Arkansas Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Cincinnati Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - Rady Children's Hospital San Diego CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Colorado CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Los Angeles CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC CHNC Member Hospital - Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital CHNC Member Hospital - SickKids - The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto, Ontario, Canada CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHNC Member Hospital - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital of Methodist Healthcare Family CHNC Member Hospital - UW Health American Family Children's Hospital - University of Wisconsin CHNC Member Hospital - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children CHNC Member Hospital - University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital - Oakland CHNC Member Hospital - Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital of Children CHNC Member Hospital - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine CHNC Member Hospital - Riley Children's Health - Indiana University Health CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of St. Louis - BJC HealthCare CHNC Member Hospital - Nationwide Children's Hospital of Columbus OH CHNC Member Hospital - Cook Children's Hospital of Illinois CHNC Member Hospital - Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center

The CHNC is comprised of 34 Children’s Hospitals with Level IV NICUs in the United States and Canada. Volunteers within these centers – neonatologists, advanced practice nurses, neonatal nurses, infection control practitioners, anesthesiologists, and pediatric surgeons – dedicate the time and insights to develop quality and research initiatives across participating institutions.

Through the effort and collaboration of its members, CHNC established the vision and data elements to develop a robust clinical data set for this unique population of high-risk infants. The power of capturing disease-specific data elements, practices and outcomes has translated directly into valid clinical predictions. And by fostering collaboration and benchmarking between hospitals on detailed clinical diagnoses, CHNC has contributed directly to the bottom line of its members by reducing costs and improving quality.

This is an effort to quantify the value of care for medically complex infants: Improving quality and reducing costs and resource utilization at the same time.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Participation in CHND and CHND measures were recognized as scoring criteria by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • In 2016, CHND participants accounted for 8 of the top 10 neonatology programs and 10 of 11 in the honor roll list of top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey
  • The SLUG Bug initiative, focused on reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections,  demonstrated a 20% decrease in infections with $69,000 of attributable cost savings per averted infection
  • The STEPP IN initiative, focused on the peri-operative period in neonates, demonstrated a 47% decrease in post-operative hypothermia, a 21% decrease in communication failures and a 64% decrease in respiratory failure

Much of the work of the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium has been made possible through the support of our children’s hospitals.

 

The CHNC is comprised of 41 Children’s Hospitals with Level IV NICUs in the United States and Canada. Volunteers within these centers – neonatologists, advanced practice nurses, neonatal nurses, infection control practitioners, anesthesiologists, and pediatric surgeons – dedicate the time and insights to develop quality and research initiatives across participating institutions.

Through the effort and collaboration of its members, CHNC established the vision and data elements to develop a robust clinical data set for this unique population of high-risk infants. The power of capturing disease-specific data elements, practices and outcomes has translated directly into valid clinical predictions. And by fostering collaboration and benchmarking between hospitals on detailed clinical diagnoses, CHNC has contributed directly to the bottom line of its members by reducing costs and improving quality.

This is an effort to quantify the value of care for medically complex infants: Improving quality and reducing costs and resource utilization at the same time.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Participation in CHND and CHND measures were recognized as scoring criteria by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • In 2016, CHND participants accounted for 8 of the top 10 neonatology programs and 10 of 11 in the honor roll list of top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey
  • The SLUG Bug initiative, focused on reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections,  demonstrated a 20% decrease in infections with $69,000 of attributable cost savings per averted infection
  • The STEPP IN initiative, focused on the peri-operative period in neonates, demonstrated a 47% decrease in post-operative hypothermia, a 21% decrease in communication failures and a 64% decrease in respiratory failure

Much of the work of the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium has been made possible through the support of our children’s hospitals.