Upgraded Broward Health neonatal unit gives preemie babies a better chance at life

A major transformation of Broward Health Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit now gives low-weight newborns an even better opportunity to survive and thrive.

Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale has turned its multi-incubator NICU layout into an all-private-room setting and equipped the rooms with high-tech machinery.

Rather than spending days or months in an open space setting with other premature or sick babies, each newborn now gets his own private or semi-private room, own medical team, and accommodations for the family.

Along with sick or premature babies born at the hospital, newborns are flying into the redesigned Salah Foundation Children Hospital NICU at Broward Health on medevacs from places like South America and the Caribbean to get the critical care that will give them a chance at life. Typically less than 2 pounds, these little ones arrive in Fort Lauderdale and immediately access the hospital’s specialized medical devices that keep their lungs breathing and their temperatures stabilized.

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