For the tiny babies in the BWH Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), beating the odds is a matter of life and death. Hundreds of families each year depend on us to give their preemies and ill infants a fighting chance in one of the best NICUs in the country. Today there are tremendous opportunities to advance critical research and to help a redesigned NICU with the most advantageous space, equipment, and environmental controls.
Most infants treated by the internationally renowned neonatologists in our NICU are born prematurely and suffer from a variety of serious and often life-threatening illnesses, including inadequately developed organs, infection, respiratory failure, congenital malformations and neurological and metabolic disorders. We understand that our NICU patients and families need a more family-centered setting—one that is more spacious, with private rooms to reduce the chance of infection and favorable environmental conditions so that premature and sick infants can best heal and develop.
The proposed renovations are the next step in the evolution of newborn medicine. Your donation will give our youngest, most vulnerable patients better chances to beat the odds, go home safely with their families, and live longer, healthier lives.
If you are interested in helping to provide all our NICU patients and families with a state-of-the-art, family-focused NICU experience, please consider donating to our NICU Redesign Fund.