Highly educated and experienced in the field of neonatology (the branch
of medicine that deals with the care of newborn infants and the
treatment of their diseases), the physicians
and nurses of the Neonatal Intensive Care Programs at the Main Line
Medical Center, Bryn Mawr
Hospital, Paoli Hospital
and Riddle Hospital—provide
personalized care to premature babies and other seriously ill newborns.
The units are also staffed by respiratory therapists, social workers and
pharmacists whose primary responsibilities are to provide care and
services to babies. Accessibility to our Neonatal Intensive Care Units
(NICUs), including special emergency transport, offers a vital lifeline
to families living in the Philadelphia suburbs and surrounding area.
It is important for parents to know that most problems of the premature
or full-term, high-risk newborn are temporary and correctable. What
these babies need is time: time for the premature newborn to develop
immature body systems, and time for the high-risk newborn to overcome
severe illness. For both, the NICU regimen is a 24-hour, day-by-day,
intensive program to help them achieve these treatment goals.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.