New NICU at Northridge Hospital
After rebuilding the new NICU Unit, several improvements were made to make the Unit more conducive to privacy as well as individual space. The new NICU Unit contains a total of 17 beds. These beds are grouped into two pods of four beds each, seven individual NICU rooms, and two isolation rooms. Each individual NICU room estimates between 150-190 square feet. The new pods are approximately 600 square feet.
The NICU was also renovated to meet the current CCS & Title 22 requirements for Intensive and Intermediate NICU bed space.
The new PEDS Unit now occupies level 4 of the F-Tower for a total of 9000 square foot, compared to approximately 4500 square foot unit that used to occupy half of level 5.
The new L&D Unit located on 4th Floor IFL has 12 new patient rooms estimating about 220-290 square feet per each patient room while the old patient rooms on the L&D Unit approximate around 160 square feet. The total square foot of the new postpartum unit is approximately 8500 square feet.
The Giraffe OmniBed is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment which provides a full-featured incubator and a radiant warmer in one product. It instantly converts (with the push of a button) from an incubator to a radiant warmer thereby maintaining thermal regulation. The OmniBed has a mattress that can be rotated 360 degrees and large drop down doors providing quick and easy access from both sides. The bed has a built-in scale for weighing and an unobtrusive X-ray tray if scans are needed. The Giraffe OmniBed will be a wonderful addition to our newly remodeled NICU.
$39,000 Grant Received to Help Fragile Infants
Northridge Hospital Foundation has been awarded a $39,462 grant from Will Rogers Institute Brave Beginnings NICU program for a Giraffe OmniBed to help our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) care for fragile infants.
Publish date:Friday, January 01, 2016