American Academy of Pediatrics NICU Verification Program

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Tuesday, July 30
Noon to 1 p.m.

Register on or before Monday, July 29, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join. Invite colleagues to join you — one connection per facility is encouraged.

This complimentary webinar is being offered through a generous contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.


nursing, obstetrics, regulatory, compliance and quality directors, as well as Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders members


Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, 192.380, RSMo, requires any hospital with a birthing facility to report its appropriate level of maternal care designation and neonatal care designation, as determined by the criteria outlined in emergency and proposed rule, 19 CSR 20-60.010. Specifically, the rule states, "(4) Each birthing facility shall have the results of their LOCATe assessment and level of care designations verified by the department, AAP or ACOG once every three years."

The Missouri Hospital Association has arranged for a webinar provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics for those hospitals wanting to know more about their NICU Verification Program. As an approved survey agency for the state of Texas, the AAP continues to survey NICUs in Texas and also is equipped to provide review and consultation to NICUs across the country.


Ann Stark, M.D.
Senior Associate for Academic Affairs
Department of Neonatology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Ann Stark is a neonatologist and senior associate for academic affairs in the Department of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and completed her neonatology training at the Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Neonatology. She has practiced in a number of NICUs, including more than 25 years at Harvard where she directed the NICU at Boston Children’s Hospital; at Texas Children’s Hospital where she was section chief; and at Vanderbilt where she was director of the Fellowship Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and director of fellowship programs in the Department of Pediatrics, and is Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Stark is an experienced clinical investigator and is an author or co-author of many peer-reviewed publications, as well as editorials and book chapters. She is associate editor of the Archives of Disease in Childhood and founding co-editor of the Manual of Neonatal Care, now in its eighth edition. She has had a long-standing interest in risk-appropriate care, and was lead author of the first American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on Levels of Neonatal Care, published in 2004. She is medical director of the AAP NICU Verification Program.

For More Information

Contact Peggy Taylor at or 573/893-3700, ext.1370 with questions.