NICU Described as a ‘Haven for High-risk Infants’

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A picture speaks a thousand words. Worcester Magazine recently featured our NICU in a three-part series. (Photo courtesy of Worcester Magazine)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is nationally renowned and has a reputation for involving families in their babies’ care. Just ask the parents interviewed for this three-part Worcester Magazine feature titled, “Life in the NICU: UMass Memorial a Haven for High-risk Infants.” The only Level 3 NICU in Central Massachusetts, our caregivers follows a finely-honed routine that involves a dedicated team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists who takes over the care of any baby determined to be in distress. The care team also includes physician assistants, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, cuddlers and others. Ellen Delpapa, MD, chief of maternal-fetal medicine, offered perhaps the highest – and simplest – praise for the NICU team, saying, “We feel privileged to practice with them.” Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the feature.

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