Infections and Antibiotics

Reducing nosocomial infections and central-line associated bloodstream infections was the first NeoQIC collaborative quality improvement initiative, bringing all 10 Massachusetts NICUs together to share strategies, compare data, and learn from each other.  The initial project extended from 2006 to 2015, and as a group, we saw a reduction in nosocomial infection and CLABSI rates in our NICUs of over 60%

We are excited to announce that we are relaunching this project in 2018.  In addition to renewed efforts to reduce nosocomial infection rates even further, we will also examine the critical issue of antibiotic usage and stewardship in our NICUs.  

Our first meeting will be Monday, March 5th, 2018, from 1pm to 3pm at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.

For more information on the project or our first meeting, please contact Kristie Leeman ( or Munish Gupta (