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How to Join the Vermont Oxford Network

Thank you for your interest in the Vermont Oxford Network. The Vermont Oxford Network is a non-profit voluntary collaboration of over 900 Neonatal Intensive Care Units from around the world. Please feel free to look at our member list.

The efforts of the Vermont Oxford Network include a very low birth weight database of all infants admitted to participating centers weighing 401 to 1500 grams, an expanded database that includes all infants over 401 grams of birth weight admitted to the NICU, randomized controlled clinical trials and quality improvement projects. For more information a Pediatrics article describes Evidence-Based Quality Improvement efforts at the Vermont Oxford Network.

Our Vermont Oxford Network Database Manual of Operations is available in two volumes. Manual of Operations: Part 1 is a general overview of VON and guidelines for database participation. Manual of Operations: Part 2 gives detailed instructions for data submission, data definitions and provides sample data forms in the index.

Membership entitles members to:

2015 Birth Year Membership Fees:
  • The Very Low Birth Weight Database fee is $4,600.
  • The Expanded Database fee is based on hospital size (AHA data):
    • Small hospitals (fewer than 250 staffed beds) are $5,000 per year
    • Medium hospitals (250-500 beds) are $6,200 per year
    • Large (500+ beds) or children’s hospitals are $7,400 per year

Thank you for your interest in the Network. We look forward to working with you.

How to join:

If you decide to join the Network, please fill out the membership application form and submit it by e-mail. This is an interactive PDF and will be submitted by email to our membership team. If you cannot submit this form by email, please complete it, print and fax it to Lynn Stillman at 802 865 9613. Please indicate on the application form your choice of database option since this will determine the invoice amount. Once we receive this application form, an invoice will be e-mailed to the financial contact that you designated on this form.

Upon receipt of your payment and the signed legal membership agreement, your membership will be activated. (Please print out this agreement and sign it.)

This checklist will guide you through the process of becoming a Vermont Oxford Network member.

Please don't hesitate to email Lynn Stillman if you have any questions at Thank you for your interest in the Network. We look forward to working with you.

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