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Paoli Hospital Debuts New Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Thursday, November 01, 2012

NICU Ribbon Cutting

Celebrating the opening of Paoli Hospital’s new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are (L to R): Sara Gally, Interior Designer, Associate, Francis Cauffman; Cookie Strickland, Clinical Coordinator, NICU, Paoli Hospital; Kristine Dwyer, Project Manager, Francis Cauffman; Tina Saurman, Nurse Manager, Family Centered Maternity/NICU, Paoli Hospital; Patricia Holloway, Vice Chair, Paoli Hospital Foundation; Dr. Glenn Kaplan, Director, Neonatology Services, Main Line Health; Jim Viner, President, HSC Builders & Construction Managers; Jan Nash, VP, Patient Services, Paoli Hospital; Ken Kramer, Principal, Francis Cauffman; Sandra Baldino, Trustee, Paoli Hospital Foundation; Barbara Tachovsky, President, Paoli Hospital Mark MacBride, Project Manager, Main Line Health; JoAnn Magnatta, Sr VP, Facilities Design and Construction, Main Line Health; Vince Oddo, Project Manager, HSC Builders & Construction Managers; and Brian Hammond, Director of Construction, HSC Builders & Construction Managers.

[Paoli, PA, October 2012]—Demonstrating a commitment to family-centered care, Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health, recently celebrated the opening of the newly expanded and redesigned Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event included tours of the new unit and an opportunity to learn more about how Paoli is providing care for some of the hospital’s smallest and most vulnerable patients from the moment they enter the world. 

The new NICU features technically sophisticated equipment, including a central monitoring system that allows for constant observation of the vital statistics of every baby from the nursing station, more personalized space around each baby so parents can become more involved in their child’s care, and several other elements specifically focused on promoting safety, reducing errors, and embracing a family-focused environment.

The NICU is part of the $11 million renovation and expansion of Paoli’s Family Centered Maternity Unit, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013.  Currently, Paoli Hospital delivers 2,300 babies each year. Thirty-four percent of these deliveries are done via Cesarean section and more than 150 babies are cared for in the Level II NICU.  By 2019, it is projected that Paoli will deliver over 2,900 babies annually.

For more information about the maternity services at Paoli Hospital, visit www.mainlinehealth.org/paoli.

About Paoli Hospital

Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Level II Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. In 2012, Paoli Hospital was named for the fourth time among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. It was one of only 20 medium-sized community hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Pennsylvania to make the list in this category. Paoli was named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in four specialties including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, and urology and is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” for providing outstanding patient care and maintaining operational efficiency. Paoli is one of only three percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® Designation twice for its superior nursing staff. For more information about Paoli Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/paoli.

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