Maimonides Medical Center, a teaching hospital based in Borough Park, announced the expansion of its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
As part of the expansion of the NICU, which services maternity and neonatal care, the hospital added 17 beds, bringing the total to 48.
In addition, Maimonides also installed “Angel Eye” cameras to each bed, giving families the ability to monitor their children from anywhere in the world through the use of an app.
“We are proud to celebrate the expansion of the NICU at Maimonides Children’s Hospital and our ability to provide world-class medical care to families here in Brooklyn,” said Dr. Alok Bhutada, chief of Newborn Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center. “Though it is never easy to have a baby in the NICU, additional beds and resources will allow us to further support and deliver the care needed.”
A report from Centers of Medicare and Medicaid ranked Maimonides Health as one of the top healthcare providers in the U.S. for preventing inappropriate elective deliveries before 39 weeks.
With this recent expansion, Maimonides said that it is better-equipped to provide critical neonatal care and services — including high-risk deliveries and treatments for conditions like prematurity and birth defects — for Brooklyn families.
“The expansion of our NICU at Maimonides is one step of many in our efforts to deliver top-notch care to our community,” said Ken Gibbs, president and chief executive officer of Maimonides Health. “Families can rest assured their children will receive the best in health care technology and caring experts right near home.”