Based on the latest scientific research to improve long-term outcomes for premature and sick babies, Brigham and Women's Hospital is renovating and expanding its Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The project, which is being driven by philanthropy, will enhance the healing environment for both infants and their families.
The BWH NICU, which is currently a large open ward, will be one of the first in the world to feature a hybrid design suited to babies' developmental needs, with private and semi-private patient rooms, as well as open bays for small groups of infants.
In this Boston Herald article and video, NICU staff and families discuss the difference these renovations will make for everyone who needs this high level of expertise and care. "The infant isn't the only patient, the entire family is," says Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, chair of the BWH Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine.