Floyd Healthcare Foundation's $2 million capital campaign has helped the hospital's tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit heal, grow and thrive.
High-tech Beds, Blankets
Everything in the unit is aimed at making the babies comfortable and healthy, and technology plays a big role in even the beds. The babies sleep in Giraffe OmniBeds, which will cradle them from the time they enter the NICU until they leave.
The beds help keep the babies at the right temperature and can even control humidity. The beds can be kept open or covered, to simulate darkness.
The babies also benefit from special, water-cooled blankets. That drop in temperature can protect those who might have been born with a brain trauma.
Creating Daylight and Night
Lighting in the unit can be changed so that the babies can get adjusted to the daily rhythms of everyday life.
High-risk babies do best when they can develop in a warm, calm and comforting place, much like a mother's womb. Renovations made possible through the foundation also include neonatal ventilators and medical-grade rocking chairs.
Watching While You're Away
Parents will eventually be able to check on their little ones in the NICU, even if they can't make it to the hospital, through a camera system that will be installed by each baby bed. Parents will be able to log in and see their child.