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Published on February 19, 2016

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Installs Camera System For NICU Babies [VIDEO]

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has installed a NicView™ camera system that will enable families who cannot be with their newborn babies physically, to be with them virtually. This system supplies NICU families with video remote access to their baby via a secure web-based video stream, giving parents around-the-clock access to their babies.

Pat Serey,
Executive Director

Owensboro Health Foundation funded $50,700 for equipment, installation, training and a one-year remote service contract to make this new service available to some of Owensboro Health’s most vulnerable patients and their families.

“Families of babies in the NICU are faced with unique challenges,” said Pat Serey, executive director of the Owensboro Health Foundation. “We are pleased to be able to help them overcome one of those challenges by providing funding for the NicView™ camera system. This service allows parents, siblings, grandparents and other extended family members to connect with these babies during those times when the family members are unable to be physically present.”

Owensboro Health’s NICU is able to care for infants born as early as 27 weeks with no weight limit as part of its Level III certification. Infants are typically in the NICU for two weeks, but some require a stay of greater than two months. All 20 of the hospital’s licensed Level III NICU single-family rooms have been equipped to provide NicView™ services from any device connected to the Internet.

Since the opening of the NICU in 2010, Owensboro Health has cared for more than 1,000 babies and is Kentucky’s largest NICU west of Louisville.

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About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the One Health medical group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.

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