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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology) provides comprehensive care for premature and high-risk babies, offering a complete range of medical and surgical services to its small patients.

Supported by a wide range of pediatric specialty consultants, care is delivered by a dedicated staff of neonatal nurses in collaboration with subspecialty-trained neonatologists in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which provides care to the East Baltimore population and serves as a major East coast referral center.

In addition to providing state-of-the-art medical technologies, including the various modes of mechanical ventilation, diagnostic evaluation and treatments, every attempt is made to deliver care in a manner that fosters optimal development of the newborn infant as well as incorporates the family into care-plan initiatives. Our new 45-bed all-private rooms NICU in The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center—The Sutland/Pakula Family Newborn Critical Care Center—features many new advantages for patients and their families, including increased privacy, more space, a calmer and quieter environment, and improved patient safety.

Among the features—

  • A new nurse-call system that eliminates the need for overhead pages or patient alarms
  • Hallway work stations that make nurses accessible throughout the NICU, rather than concentrated at one central nursing area
  • An adjacency with Labor & Delivery that enhances and expedites the care of premature infants
  • Refrigerators in each patient room for breast milk and formula
  • A room specially designed for preparing formula
  • An environment that encourages diurnal light rhythms and regular sleeping patterns
  • Individual environments to help reduce already low infection rates
  • Sleep-in accommodations for parents, and three private sleep rooms for additional parents desiring to stay overnight
  • Cooking, laundry and bathing facilities for families
  • A spacious family lounge with views of the city and skyline
  • Wireless Internet connections

Nicu Nurse Julie Williams

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