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The Area's Most Fragile Babies Have a New Home
Date:5/18/2009

oviding family support and privacy
o   Eight beds designated specifically by the neonatal neurology team for more intensive care and focus on neurological monitoring
o   Remote EEG monitoring in all beds
o   Negative pressure isolation capabilities, in designated isolation rooms
o   Two family waiting areas, one designed for extended family with a sibling play zone. The other is a quiet room available for reading or meditation
o   Two parent transition sleep rooms with private bath, allowing parents to spend the night with their child pre-discharge to better prepare to go home
o   Refrigerator at each bedside for storage of breast milk – allows even very premature babies who use nasogastric (NG) tubes to eat while they are still growing
o   Dim lighting, soothing colors and a quiet atmosphere to account for developmental needs

Dr. Short is part of the national cadre of neonatologists credited with “solving” the issue of lung development complications due to prematurity or injury at birth. Children’s National is now focused on neuroprotection, to protect the brain and ensure that fragile newborns get the best chance at a solid start once they leave the NICU. Children’s is the region’s only NICU with a dedicated brain protection team. The team is pioneering innovative therapies, including whole body cooling to protect neurological function in newborns who have suffered a lack of oxygen during or just after birth. These cutting edge practices and excellent outcomes have earned Children’s NICU a top 10 ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

“This new facility enhances the unrivaled care offered by the NICU team at Children’s National,” said

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