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Growth Advancement in the NICU: Surgical Patients

The Growth Advancement in the NICU (GAIN): Surgical Patients Collaborative aims to improve growth and nutrition for infants who have had intestinal surgeries. The GAIN: Surgical Patients Collaborative will launch in July 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the GAIN: Surgical Patients Collaborative will launch as a virtual collaborative. An in-person collaborative meeting will be considered if the public health situation allows. 

Why your NICU should join

This collaborative will be a unique opportunity for NICUs that take care of surgical patients to:

  • Focus on the complex needs of patients with a history of intestinal surgeries 
  • Share experiences, lessons, materials, data, and strategy with other NICUs that care for surgical patients
  • Learn about evidence-based best practices for improving growth and nutrition in the NICU

Additional benefits

  • The opportunity to benchmark, track and compare data between your site and other participating sites using a new web-based quality improvement platform
  • Guidance in both quality improvement and the clinical area of focus from a multidisciplinary faculty panel from across the state
  • Credit for participating Neonatologists toward the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Program

Registration for GAIN: Surgical Patients is being offered at $6,800/site. Registration will be open from January-March 2021.

To learn more, contact Caroline Toney-Noland at