The Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN) was founded at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in collaboration with University of Vermont Medical Center (then FAHC) in 2003. We now have members across all of Northern New England, including Maine Medical Center and most of the birth hospitals in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is the administrative home for NNEPQIN and manages grants, contracts and finances.
NNEPQIN’s mission is to improve perinatal health across Northern New England through collaboration on clinical guidelines, QI projects, case review, and educational conferences.
The culture of NNEPQIN has always been inclusive and collaborative. Although founded by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Vermont as the academic medical centers, the real strength of our organization has been robust & consistent participation from physicians, nurses, midwives and others from member organizations who volunteer their time and expertise.