Victoria Flanagan, RN, MS is the Perinatal Outreach Educator for the Regional Program for Women’s and Children’s Health at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. In this role, Vicki performs case reviews and provides educational support to nurses, physicians and other providers who care for pregnant women and newborns throughout Northern New England.
Vicki is currently involved in the Prenatal Care of Women with Substance Use Disorders Project and Optimizing Care for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. In addition, Vicki serves on the New Hampshire’s Governor’s Task Force on Substance Abuse in Pregnancy and the Maternal Mortality & Infant Death Review Committees.
Vicki is also the Director of Operations for the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN), Founded in 2003, NNEPQIN is a voluntary consortium of 40+ organizations in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine consisting of academic medical centers, community-based hospitals, state health departments & professional home birth midwifery organizations. NNEPQIN’s mission is to improve perinatal care across by offering continuing education programs, developing best practice guidelines and assisting members to adapt them for local implementation, performing independent and confidential case review of unanticipated perinatal outcomes and reviewing all maternal deaths for the State of New Hampshire in order to advocate for public health programs and initiatives to address these causes.
Vicki’s involvement in international perinatal improvement initiatives began the 1990’s in Russia, Egypt, Croatia and Kosovo. She has been faculty for the Helping Babies Breath educational program since its launch in 2010 and active in projects in Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria and Ethiopia. She currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Helping Babies Survive Planning Committee.