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Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has a 28-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located on the fourth floor of the Patient Care Tower. It is a designated tertiary care facility that provides comprehensive care to critically ill newborn infants.
The NICU provides intensive medical, surgical and nursing care, state-of-the-art electronic monitoring, life support systems and a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. The NICU treats major newborn disorders such as: prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, congenital malformations, metabolic disorders and birth asphyxia. The unit is staffed by experienced nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners and physician assistants and board-certified neonatologists, as well as respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and case managers. On-site consultation and expertise is provided by pediatric subspecialists.
The focus of our NICU is to meet the needs of the entire family in a supportive environment. The NICU combines intensive care with developmentally based care, creating a warm environment for babies with the most advanced technology available. We also promote holistic interventions such as Kangaroo Care, co-bedding of multiples and infant massage. Mothers seen in our High-risk Obstetric Service are encouraged to call 860-714-4404 for a visit to the NICU and a consultation with one of our neonatologists.
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