Partnership with Norton Children’s Hospital
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (March 9, 2017) — Clark Memorial Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital today announced the opening of the first Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Southern Indiana at Clark Memorial’s Family Birth Place. The collaboration connects neonatologists from Norton Children’s Hospital with pediatricians in the NICU at Clark Memorial Hospital, allowing better access to specialty care close to home for residents in Southern Indiana.
The Level II NICU at Clark Memorial Hospital will soon be equipped to care for infants delivered as early as 32 weeks gestation. These infants typically have medical conditions that are expected to resolve quickly or are associated with premature birth.
Neonatologists from Norton Children’s Hospital will provide immediate consultations to physicians at Clark Memorial Hospital, educational support to nurses and physicians, and conduct quality reviews. The Norton Children’s Hospital neonatologists also will aid in the implementation of best practices aimed at improving neonatal care in Southern Indiana.
The Level II NICU, which is expected to open in the summer, will also be a focal point during the hospital’s annual Baby Fair, which is slated for April 8.