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NICU Providers, Staff Recognized for Patient Care

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2020) — The providers and staff at UK HealthCare’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were recognized for their outstanding performance in the Vermont Oxford Network (VON).

The VON is a nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals with a mission to improve the quality, safety and value of care for newborn infants and their families through a coordinated program of data-driven quality improvement, education and research.   “UK HealthCare has been a part of the VON since the early 1990s, which allows us the ability to track and trend our data as well as benchmark with over 1,000 VON members,” said Kathy Issacs, assistant chief nurse executive at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. “Because of the model unit initiatives, our NICU has significantly improved many processes to better care for our tiny patients and their families.”

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