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.
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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