DuPage County’s tiniest, most fragile bundles of joy have a brand new facility all of their own.
Dozens gathered on the second floor of Edward Hospital for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, also known as NICU.
Edward is the first hospital in the western suburbs to offer private NICU quarters. Their new addition includes 22 furnished rooms for newborns and their parents.
The original set up included three separate nursery settings where multiple babies were cared for in each room.
The new private spaces are 200 square feet and can accommodate twins. One room is big enough for triplets.
President and CEO of Edward Health Services Corporation, Pam Davis, hopes the new addition will help strengthen the bond between newborns, their parents, and their physicians. “We have the physical facilities now that really match our phenomenal, technical capabilities with people,” said Davis.
Edward Hospital does the most deliveries in DuPage County. They are currently caring for more 3,000 newborns.
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