2018 Clinical Collaborations and Teamwork AwardAmy Brassfield Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Team
Amy Brassfield, R.N., and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Task Force are the 2018 recipients of the Clinical Collaborations and Teamwork Award at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Brassfield and Katie Wooten assembled a multidisciplinary team to address prenatal drug use, formed a neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) task force, created a cohort care model and assumed leadership in the community to improve health outcomes of mothers and infants. The team-based, shared decision-making and collaborative approach resulted in $2.5 million in philanthropy, significant hospital stay reductions, associated cost savings, 44 percent reduction in pharmacotherapy and a remarkable increase in breastfeeding rate. View other awardees at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/clinical-awards