St. Luke’s celebrated the opening of a brand-new space for the tiniest new Northlanders. It hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the new $670,000 Level II Specialized Care Nursery.
The Level II Specialized Care Nursery allows St. Luke’s to care for infants born as early as 32 weeks of pregnancy. The nursery has five, family-centered patient rooms that allow parents to stay with their newborns. One of the rooms even includes space for twins.
“This nursery will make a big difference for those who need it,” St. Luke’s Women’s & Children’s Services Director Lori Swanson said. “If there are any issues that need to be addressed during the first days of a child’s life, the nursery allows them to be met quickly and expertly.”
Other highlights of the Level II Specialized Care Nursery include
- Individual temperature-controlled care stations for infants
- A procedure room
- Updated monitors, with a centralized station
- A quieter environment, which is better for premature babies and babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
- The nursery was made possible by St. Luke’s Foundation, and the generosity of many individual donors and businesses. – St. Luke's press release