Hospitals We Support
The Birthplace at CaroMont Regional Medical Center is a world-class birthing center dedicated to family-centered care and the health and safety of both mother and baby. Completed in October 2004, The Birthplace features 52 labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms, three C-section operating suites, a 16-bed single-room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a family dining area, childrenâ€™s play area and family resource center. Perhaps the most progressive feature in the Birthplace is our 16-suite Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Newborns requiring intensive care share a private room with their parents. Round-the-clock care is provided by board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Our amenities allow parents to stay with their infants 24/7 if they wish, as each room features a pull-out bed and recliner. Family spaces in the NICU include a dining area, living room, shower facilities, breast pumping room and laundry room.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) located within Doylestown Hospital's VIA Maternity Center offers level II neonatal intensive care for infants who require additional care due to illness or prematurity. Through our affiliation with neonatologists from the premier pediatric specialty hospital in the Delaware Valley - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) - Doylestown Hospital offers the highest quality of around-the-clock coverage. Doylestown Hospital's ICN staff has extensive experience in dealing with premature or sick newborns, and work to make sure that parents understand how to care for their special infants once they are discharged. Whatever condition necessitates a baby's admission to the ICN, each baby receives exceptional and personalized care.
Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, PA, has a 6 Bed NICU that opened in 2012. Based on need and resources, the Lily's Hope Foundation has been supporting them! We have purchased a Breast Pump & Trolley, MamaRoo Bouncer, and a Polaroid Camera for their NICU.
Hospitals throughout the region turn to the Level III NICU (the highest level) at Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital to care for their premature or sick newborns when they are in need of high-level, expert neonatal care. The area's most experienced NICU is staffed by a special care team that includes eight full-time board-certified neonatologists (doctors who specialize in the care of sick newborns) and six certified neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP). The health care team also includes a respiratory therapist
, nutritionist, pediatric pharmacist, physical therapist
, feeding specialist, social worker and pediatric specialists such as pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiologists and pediatric neurologists. We use the most advanced neonatal respirators to help babies breathe when they are too small or too sick to breathe on their own. The most up-to-date developmental methods are used to minimize stress, provide comfort and promote healing. The NICU embraces the family-centered care philosophy, which means the parents are an integral part of your baby's health care team. Our NICU also works closely with maternal fetal medicine specialists to provide care when needed for babies born after a high-risk pregnancy
. An added feature of the NICU at Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital is BabyCam, a web camera service that allows families and friends to see their hospitalized infant through an ongoing live video stream accessed via a secure website. Cameras are located at all 44 bed positions and provide families with peace of mind because they can see their baby when they have to leave the hospital.
Our advanced, Level III (highest level) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides individualized and specialized care for babies who require specific medical attention. Our Level III designation indicates that we are equipped to provide expert care for the most critically ill and fragile newborns from prematurely born babies to difficulties that arise during delivery. The NICU at Pocono Medical Center embraces a family-centered philosophy for patient care. The inpatient rooms provide an emotionally supportive environment that focuses on providing comfort while educating the family on proper care of the baby. In addition, our Ronald McDonald Room provides patients with a comfortable and safe waiting area while their baby receives high-quality care from our dedicated neonatal care team consisted of full-time board certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and lactation consultants. Pocono Medical Center also provides its Community Safety Program for families who may be in need of a child safety seat or child safety seat inspection to ensure a safe arrival home for you and your baby.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at St. Luke's University Health Network located at both the Bethlehem and Allentown Campuses provide a high level of individualized care for babies and a supportive environment for their families. The Level III NICU at St. Luke's Hospital-Bethlehem Campus and the Level II NICU at St. Luke's Hospital-Allentown Campus are leading facilities providing specialized care for multiple births, premature babies and full-term babies with medical issues requiring intervention. Both NICUs provide the highest level of care to newborns and premature babies. Staffed by fellowship-trained, board-certified neonatologists, advanced practioners and a team of specially trained nurses, lactation consultants, occupational therapists and physical therapists, St. Luke's NICUs offer the very latest in technology and developmental techniques within a family-centered care environment.
Even as other hospitals have discontinued providing maternity services, St. Mary continues to invest in our Mother-Baby, Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) because these services meet such an important need in our community. We are adjusting the way we provide care to focus more on the needs of our patients. This not only includes the physical environment, but also in providing a care experience that enhances bonding and better prepares a mom to care for her new infant. In a community partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the most prestigious specialized hospitals devoted exclusively to the care of children, CHOP neonatologists provide 24/7 physician coverage for the St. Mary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). St. Mary opened an entirely new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in May 2015. The new NICU features private bays, offering a comfortable environment for 24/7 family access and interaction with their newborn. A private lactation room and sophisticated bottle-warming system accommodates breast feeding for fragile infants when moms cannot be onsite. A family sleeping room supports a bonding experience and allows stressed parents to remain close to their newborn. Nursing stations and all equipment necessary to critical care are conveniently located close by. NICU patients include premature and critically ill babies as well as those with congenital conditions that threaten their young lives. Board-certified neonatologists and nurses trained in neonatal medicine have provided highly specialized care in the St. Mary NICU since it opened in 1989. Our commitment to quality care includes incorporating best practices in the delivery of maternity care. St. Mary follows the recommendations from the World Health Organization to promote and support breastfeeding, which is most beneficial to both mother and baby.