Improving Neonatal Outcomes

This committee will be devoted to identifying key problems in neonatal care and outcomes, designing quality improvement projects to address these problems, supervising implementation of projects, and then summarizing and reporting on project data.

Examples of key activities of this committee: Management of neonatal abstinence syndrome, antibiotic stewardship, enhancing nurse-directed healthcare outcomes, promoting safe sleep practices.

Members may include pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, NICU and nursery nursing staff, public health workers, lay members, and anyone else with interest in improving child health outcomes.

Key Activities

  1. Antibiotic Stewardship
  2. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  3. Technical assistance in support of the Five Star Breastfeeding Initiative
  4. Safe Sleep
  5. Collaboration with Postpartum Support Virginia


Edwin Doe, MD │ Fairfax Neonatal Associates
Lori Dippold NNP │ VCU Health

Lori Dippold is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Lori has been a Registered Nurse since 1997. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing along with her NNP in 2012 from Rush University in Chicago, IL.