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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.
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.
Christina Zicklin, Southern California External Communications Director