The Iowa Neonatal Quality Collaborative was established in 2016 to optimize the care and outcomes for newborns and infants in the State of Iowa. Neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, NICU leadership team members and administrators have gathered from our tertiary and high-risk NICUs across the state to establish the groundwork for this collaborative. Our plan and goal is to disseminate evidence-based information to our providers and nurseries across the state to support the highest level of quality and improvement.
Participating Centers and Contacts: Boone County Hospital (Boone): Deena Sytsma, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC, BSN; Molly Klatt, BSN, RN; Mindy Green, BSN, RN; Rienera Sivesind, MD CHI Health Mercy (Council Bluffs): Jennifer Casson, BSN, RN Genesis Medical Center (Davenport): Michelle Martin RNC-NIC; Kim Nimrick; Lisa Andresen, MSN, RNC-OB Iowa Department of Public Health: Stephanie Trusty RNC, BSN Iowa Specialty Hospital (Clarion): Casey Howell, RN Mary Greeley Medical Center (Ames): Amy Dagestad, RN; Alia Thomas, MD; Mara Syring, MD; Angie Carswell, RN; Julia Lytle, RN; Emily Moreno, RN; Cassie Smelser, RN; Jenna Smith, RN; Alison Stevens, RN; Tara Weber, RN Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids): Srikanth Sankar Ravisankar, MD; Carri Brecht, BSN, RN; Stacey Happel, MSN, ARPN, NNP-BC; Erin Burns, MSN, ARNP, NNP-BC; Hanna Molinari, ARNP MercyOne Children's Hospitals and Clinics (Des Moines): Cary Murphy, MD; Rachel Evans MSN, CNL, RNC-NIC, C-NPT; Donia Bass, RN MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center (Dubuque): Karen Scott, MD; Brittani Breitbach, BSN, RN; Amy Wright, BSN, MSN MercyOne (Iowa City): Ben Stevens, MD*, Heather Fitzpatrick, RN MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center (Mason City): Haley Newbrough, MD; Linda Latham, RN, MSN; Kristin McHenry, RNC-LRN; Brittnee Meyer, RN; Emily Curry, RN MercyOne Northeast Iowa (Waterloo): Erica LeClair, MD; Alissa Hanson, RN; Kymm Ehler Methodist Jenny Edmundson Hospital (Council Bluffs): Ashley Nissan, RN, MSN; Kay Gochenour, RN; Peg Helmet, RN, MSN Myrtue Medical Birthing Center (Harlan): Timothy Brelje, MD; Michele Monson, BSN, RNC-OB Sioux Center Health (Sioux Center): Jennifer Van Middendorp, BSN, RN Spencer Hospital (Spencer): Jeannette Hasley, RN St. Anthony Regional Hospital (Carroll): Carly Quam, DO; Christina Johnson, RN; Morgan Axman, RN; Alicia Dentlinger, RN; Kami Vonnahme, RN; Jenny Nagl, RN UnityPoint Health- Allen Hospital (Waterloo): Susan Mbi Ndakor, MD; Amanda Wagner, RNC-NIC, Tami Hansen, RN UnityPoint Health- Blank Children's Hospital (Des Moines): Samir Alabsi, MD; Ranjani Ananth, MD; Chris Champion, DO; Amy Ferguson, MD; Lindsey Koele-Schmidt, MD; Barbara Pappas, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC; Becca Wilson, MSN, NNP-BC; Brooke Chriswisser, RN; Sarah Copple, MSN, RNC-OB; Maria Nelson, MSN, RN; Christine Parker, BSN, RN: Abby Rail, BSN, RN; Barb Smith, BSN, RNC-NIC*; Sara Tasler, BSN, RN UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital (Dubuque) - Jenni Scott, BSN; Leigh Stoewer, RN, BSN UnityPoint Health - Quad Cities (Bettendorf) - Sarah Lentz-Kapua, MD; Cassie Beard RN,BSN: Keesha Causemaker, ARNP; Aleksa Miller, RN; Lauren Ploen, RN; Dalinda Loomis, RN UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids): Andrew Nordine, MD; Dennis Rosenblum, MD, MMM*; Angela Hanson, DO; Diane Seelau, BSN, RN; Jenny Haverly, RN; Megan Laetare, RN; Jennie Montgomery, RN UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's Hospital (Sioux City): : Kristi Klein, MD; Mary Olhausen, ARNP; Veronica Bjornson, ARNP; Abby Laws, RN; Cindy Running, RN University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital (Iowa City): Julie Lindower, MD, MPH*; Penny Smith, BSN, RNC*; John Dagle, MD; Kelly Wood, MD; ; Erin Brown, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC; Becky Chuffo Davila, DNP, NNP-BC, FAANP; Emily Spellman, MSN, RNC-NIC, Stephanie Stewart, MSN, RN; Mandy Karstens, RN Waverly Health Center (Waverly) - Brenda Poppens, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM; Stacy Wagner, DO
*Iowa Neonatal Quality Collaborative Board of Directors