Providence NICU enters crisis mode amid RSV surge, joining pediatric care intensive care units

Providence announced late Friday that its neonatal intensive care unit at the Portland Medical Center may need to take emergency steps to treat critically ill infants. The medical center filed paperwork with the Oregon Health Authority to adjust care standards so health workers can treat more patients amid a statewide surge of children and infants seriously ill with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.
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Having a Late Preterm Baby Is Hard Too

I see you, mama, who holds her breath while they bag your brand-new baby. Asking “is she okay?” and being met with “everything is fine” when you know that everything is not fine. The baby who was due in just a few weeks. The baby, who just a few hours earlier, you joked “wanted to surprise us early.” The baby who was fine on the monitors just minutes before.
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New cameras let families check in on babies in NICU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Family members of babies in the NICU at Sanford now have an easier way to check in on their little ones. Shaina Goedtke is spending some quality time with her daughter Kenzie Thursday morning. Kenzie has been in the NICU for over a month.
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Santa Visits NICU at AdventHealth in Shawnee Mission

SHAWNEE, Kan. — AdventHealth in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, got some special holiday cheer on Wednesday. Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to spread holiday cheer to families. "Having a child in the NICU is a very challenging experience, and we love that Santa was...

I’m a Black mom, and I had to advocate differently for my NICU baby

Once I shared the happy news with my husband, we sat down and talked about the care that I would need. Since I’m a registered nurse by trade, I knew this was an essential part of our family planning conversation. This is not a conversation every family has to have, but due to the history of Black mothers and childbirth and the increased mortality rate of Black mothers during childbirth, we had to take every precaution. While developing my birth plan, I got very detailed about my wishes and specifications.

Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Mark Anniversary With Sweet Tributes

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary in the sweetest way: sharing loving tributes to each other. Jonas took to Instagram on Thursday (December 1) to reflect on how fast time flies when you're with the ones you love, sharing two beautiful photos from his and Chopra's 2018 wedding ceremony.

RVH getting $250K for neonatal intensive care unit expansion

Georgian Radiology Consultants (GRC) have committed to support the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) expansion plans with a gift of $250,000. Inspired by the RVH Foundation’s Keep Life Wild campaign, GRC is directing its support to RVH’s smallest and most vulnerable patients to...

Protesting staff say closure of nursery at Kissimmee hospital endangers newborns

Standing in front of a sign that read “Area’s only level three neonatal intensive care unit,” a group of over 30 nurses gathered in front of the HCA Florida Osceola Hospital in Kissimmee Tuesday morning to protest the closure of the nursery. The nurses are angry over the planned closure of the hospital’s nursery and argue that this move will create unsafe conditions for newborns, their parents ...

UT Health Tyler’s new NICU helps keep medical care local

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler hospital is bringing attention to National Prematurity Awareness Month with its new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) built earlier this year. KLTV 7′s Willie Downs spoke with nurses at UT Health about how the NICU is impacting families here in East Texas. “It’s...

5 Ways to Support a NICU Mom

My first pregnancy was anything but picture perfect. A test concerned us into thinking our son might have spina bifida, so we had multiple ultrasounds to confirm that he did not. Then we learned that somehow the baby’s blood had mixed with mine, and then my body was creating antibodies against him as if he was a virus.

Weiske family raises money for ‘Operation walk for graduation’

Special education teacher Debra Weiske is Ripon senior Ella Weiske’s mother. One wish the family has is to get Ella to walk across the stage for graduation on May 27, 2023. Due to her medical condition, cerebral palsy, this has never been something that they thought could happen. “Ella...

Improving post-partum depression screening in the NICU and ED

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) — particularly postpartum depression — are more prevalent among parents who have newborns admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Children’s National Hospital sought to increase the number of parents screened for PMADs in the NICU and Emergency Department (ED), where there was a high incidence of people seeking care. The team found that a universal screening program is a critical first step for hospitals caring for postpartum caregivers, both inpatient and outpatient.

Former NICU Therapists Perfect the Business of Supporting New Moms

What started as a friendship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), then became a side hustle, is now a booming business that has helped nearly 600 local babies overcome developmental challenges. Winter Park-based Balanced Baby, at 1950 Lee Rd., Suite 107, was founded in June of 2020 by Jennifer...

New Boston hospital program helps NICU babies transition to home | Boston News

New Boston hospital program helps NICU babies transition to home. – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the video’s upper left hand corner. is the original blog post for this type of video-blog content. A program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is working to...