Norton Suburban Hospital’s NICU renovations provide more than advanced medical equipment

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's a project that's been years in the making.

It’s a first look inside the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Norton Suburban Hospital.

It has enough room for 40 babies and includes private rooms to allow families to stay together while their babies receive the care they need.

Doctors say that intimate relationship is crucial for a quicker recovery.

"Their voice, their touch, their skin-to-skin touch provides...their heart rates go down. Their oxygen goes up. I mean it's instantly noticeable that these babies are comfortable, home. They can take care of that kind of healing. We can take care of the medical stuff."

Babies will begin moving into the new NICU next Thursday.

 

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