Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

ethan_pic_300Modernization of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital at Bridgeport Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $7 million to modernize the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bridgeport Hospital. We are asking our community to help us transform the care of premature newborns and the support we provide for their families. Our current facility must be renovated to create an environment that will promote the family-centered care that is so important to the healthy development of our premature babies. DONATE NOW to become a partner in this modernization effort.

Highlights of the Modernization

Current Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Current Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NICU Renovation
NICU Renovation – View of Private Patient Bay Estimated New NICU completion: Late 2017 or Early 2018

Larger, more private patient areas to promote safe, high-quality, family-centered care. The increased privacy will decrease the risk of infection and give anxious parents the calm, quiet environment they need to support their child.

Larger, private patient areas:

– Eight semi-private bays
– Six private bays
– Three private rooms
– An overnight room

Consultation room for family support and education

Lower lighting and noise reduction in treatment areas to create a calmer, more healing environment to promote the baby’s development

Central nurses’ station with central monitoring

Thank You

The modernization project will significantly enhance the already exceptional care provided to our tiniest patients and their families. We can never remove entirely the fear and anxiety that parents feel when their child is in the NICU but improvements to the environment like these will make the experience more comfortable and easier to bear.