INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The most fragile patients at Riley Hospital for Children have moved to new quarters featuring private rooms that officials say could be more relaxing for the babies.
The hospital's new neonatal intensive care unit opened to patients Wednesday. Hospital staff worked in a carefully rehearsed operation to ensure that all of the patients were transferred safely.
NICU medical director Dr. William Engle tells The Indianapolis Star that the staff practiced on mannequins before moving day. Each baby was moved individually in a process that took hours.
The new unit features private spaces for the babies and a milk lab where technicians will add nutritional supplements to breast milk the mothers pump for their children.
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