These changes come at an important time for NSMC’s neonatology program, which was raised to Level IIB status in 2011, allowing for the care of high-risk babies born as early as 32 weeks. “The planned renovations will improve our ability to provide the high-intensity care our patients require and smooth their transition to home,” says Dr. Aurora.
Inpatient Pediatric Unit
For older children who require hospitalization, improvements to NSMC’s inpatient Pediatric Unit will help to make their stays more comfortable. The current unit, comprised of outdated rooms originally designed to accommodate four patients each, offers limited space and no private bathrooms.
The updated unit will include 10 private rooms, most with their own bathroom. All rooms will offer space for a parent to spend the night and will feature modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs. A new heating and cooling system will improve overall comfort for patients and families.
“As caregivers, part of our job is to ease the stress and anxiety that come with having a sick child,” says Dr. Edward N. Bailey, Chair of Pediatrics. “These improvements will allow us to better serve our patients and their families by supporting the high-quality, personalized care for which NSMC is known.”
To learn more about NSMC’s fundraising campaign to improve the Special Care Nursery and inpatient pediatric unit, please contact Sara Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-825-6250.
NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed