South Florida Hospital News
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March 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 9

Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital Completes $52 Million Expansion of Neonatal ICU

Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital has completed a $52 million expansion of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that will enhance the immediate and long-term outcomes of infants born at risk. Designated as a Level III Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC), this is one of only 11 RPICC sites in Florida where a comprehensive team of board-certified neonatologists, nursing specialists and pediatric specialists provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for critically ill newborns. 
The three-year, two-phase expansion transformed the original 63-bed, one-floor open-concept ward at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital into a state-of-the-art 70 private bed-unit on two floors where families can stay overnight with their babies. The floors will be divided into Level III acute beds for more critical patients and a Level II progressive unit designed for babies ready to go home. The units will soon allow parents to see their babies when they aren’t able to be present at their bedside with NICVIEW web camera system technology, and parents will be able to view their newborns 24/7 with a secure password-protected video streaming technology.
Funded in part by the Broward Health Foundation, which raised $23 million dollars for the renovation, the focus of the NICU is on the needs of both infants and their families and offers integrated services such as child life, music therapy and pastoral and social services.
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