Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
We are building a new NICU!
Learn more about our NICU Campaign: tiny feet. tiny hands. BIG HEARTS and help us raise funds to support the expansion.
Franklin Square Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a newly renovated, Level III-B facility equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and staffed by highly trained, compassionate caregivers. With over twenty years of experience caring for babies who are born prematurely or become ill after birth, the NICU’s consistently high patient satisfaction rates reflect the quality of the multidisciplinary team members, who believe that a baby’s successful journey from critical care to home involves the entire family. The March of Dimes recognized this commitment to “family-centered” care by awarding Franklin Square the first March of Dimes NICU Family Support program in the state of Maryland.
Highlights of the NICU at Franklin Square Medical Center:
- More than 300 admissions per year
- Equipped with the latest in neonatal resuscitation technology and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment.
- State-of-the-art mechanical ventilation technology including synchronized and high frequency ventilation.
- Multidisciplinary team approach including specialized neonatal nurses and nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social worker, nutritionist, audiologist, occupational and physical therapists to provide the best care to our sick newborns.
- Family Centered Patient Care with 24/7 visitation policy and Kangaroo Care to encourage parents to become actively involved in the care of their baby.
- Subspecialty consulting services with specialists trained to handle the most complex high-risk conditions including genetics and pediatric cardiology.
- 24/7 neonatal surgical services provided by pediatric surgeons from the University of Maryland Medical Center.
- Close cooperation with the Maryland Neonatal Transport Program to transfer babies with rare problems requiring highly specialized care to Johns Hopkins Hospital or University of Maryland Medical Center.
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