Our research team at Pediatrix Neonatology of San Antonio is actively involved in research studies within CHRISTUS Health, Methodist Healthcare System and Baptist Health System. These include a mix of NIH-funded clinical trials, industry formula/device studies, compassionate-use drug studies, observational studies, database research and chart reviews. Our goal is to bring cutting-edge therapies to our patients and improve the care of all babies. You may be approached by a research team member if your child is eligible for an ongoing clinical study in the NICU. If you have questions at any time about a potential study, please ask your physician, and the research team will be contacted for you. 

Physician Education

Pediatrix Neonatology of San Antonio is part of Pediatrix Medical Group, a national medical group that comprises the nation’s leading providers of neonatal, maternal-fetal and pediatric physician subspecialty services. Physicians and advanced practice providers practicing as part of Pediatrix are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives and clinical research to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. In an effort to better understand, assess and improve the care we provide, our clinicians contribute to and learn from the Pediatrix Clinical Data Warehouse, the largest known database of neonatal outcomes in the world.

Educational Initiatives

Supported by Pediatrix Center for Research, Education and Quality, our practice offers many educational initiatives to enhance professional development and patient care. These activities are intended not only for our clinicians, but also for our local colleagues. Educational conferences include: 

  • Cardiac S.T.A.B.L.E. 
  • Innovations in Neonatal Care 
  • Neonatal Cardiac Symposium 
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program/S.T.A.B.L.E 
  • Not So Scary Kid Conference 
  • Registered Nurse Certified Review Course 
  • Continuous Quality Improvement

Our practice focuses on continuous quality improvement and engages in workgroups to identify best practices in a variety of neonatal care areas. 

Working in a collaborative environment, our neonatologists and advanced practice providers participate in ongoing research and continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs to enhance outcomes. We participated in one of Pediatrix Medical Group’s large-scale quality improvement initiatives, the 100,000 Babies Campaign. Our current projects include initiatives to: 

  • Newborn/neonatal safe sleep practices 
  • Improve breastfeeding rates at discharge 
  • Improve nutrition/growth in our premature population 
  • Reduce incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis 
  • Improve delivery room management/golden hour 
  • Reduce Incidence of hypothermia upon admission 
  • Reduce catheter-associated bloodstream infections 
  • Reduce incidence of retinopathy of prematurity 
  • Reduce incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage 
  • Reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia and chronic lung disease 
  • Improve health literacy for parents/families