Archive | Neonatology

Giving Thanks for Tiny Miracles

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, when the March of Dimes reminds the nation that one in nine babies is born prematurely in the U.S. Across the world, 15 million infants are born too soon each year. Premature babies can be at risk for severe health problems, which may include lifelong disabilities or threaten their survival. […]

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Patient having vitals checked by Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy Program First in U.S. With 100 Percent NPS Certification

Children’s Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to have each member of its respiratory therapy staff Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) certified. NPS is the highest accreditation a neonatal respiratory therapist can achieve from The National Board for Respiratory Care. To be admitted to take the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Exam, a respiratory therapist must be […]

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TeleNICU Viewing Station at Children's Medical Center

TeleNICU Links Children’s Medical Center with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler, Texas, has become the first hospital system to link its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with expert UT Southwestern neonatologists staffing the innovative Children’s Medical Center TeleNICU program, the two hospitals announced today. The new telemedicine program enables physicians to collaborate on diagnosis and care for the tiniest, most seriously-ill […]

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Breastfeeding Facts and Myths

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? That is the question many new moms face. Even when mothers decide to breastfeed and are able to get off to a good start, in the week or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates and practices; particularly exclusive breastfeeding. A community support system for […]

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First-time Dad Spends Father’s Day with his ‘Miracle Baby’

Six-month-old Harlee Hirsch is her dad’s mini-me. “She has my eyes, but otherwise she looks just like her daddy,” says her mom, Andee Hirsch. Aaron Hirsch, Harlee’s dad, is thankful to spend his first Father’s Day with his miracle baby. The wide-eyed girl who can sit up all by herself and constantly smiles and coos nearly lost her life a week after birth. […]

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Lifesaving Gift Brings Family Back to Children’s

In honor of Nurses Week, Christy Corey shares her daughter’s journey and attributes her survival with Children’s nurse Kerry Wilder. During delivery, Christy and baby Aarlyn suffered a placenta abruption – they were both hemorrhaging. After being stabilized at the local hospital, Aarlyn was careflighted to Children’s where a Neonatal ICU team waited for her. […]

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Greyson with his Mom and Dad

Little Boy Wonder: Part 2

Newborn Greyson was taken by ambulance, with Dad Edward and the Children’s Transport team, to the Neonatal ICU where the neonatal team waited for him. Greyson underwent more extensive diagnostic testing, including an X-ray with contrast dye to locate the obstruction’s position. Wendy was waiting for him as soon as the surgery was done. Joseph Murphy, […]

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