When Darby, and her husband Brad, went in for a routine check-up at their family care provider in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the doctors diagnosed baby Muller with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when a section of the baby’s spinal column does not form properly and a gap appears.
Children’s Minnesota NICU at Mercy Hospital expands services to help high-risk mothers deliver closer to home
Families in the Twin Cities north metro now have access to 24/7 neonatal experts providing care for even more prematurely born infants.
The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, is expanding its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) services. The Center will enhance neonatal care at its Mercy Hospital location in Coon Rapids, shifting from a Level II special care nursery to a Level III NICU.
Transport service is available around the clock, seven days a week — the neonatal team is equipped to implement treatments such as nitric oxide and active cooling therapies immediately upon arrival at the hospital and during the transport.
The Midwest Fetal Care Center treats babies with high-risk conditions in utero.
The parents are grateful for the partnership between her doctors in Fargo and the Midwest Fetal Care Center in the Twin Cities.
The purpose of the NICU Follow-up Clinic is to provide you and your family with an assessment of your child and to collect information about the outcome of children who were patients in the Children’s NICU so we can continue to improve what we do. Through the clinic, your child’s progress is monitored at regular intervals. This allows us to assess how your child is doing and be able to identify any issues early on, before your child reaches school age to ensure that timely referrals can be made to your physician and other specialty providers. Unique to Children’s, the clinic also offers IQ testing with a clinical psychologist and sees patients up to five years of age.
February 21, 2019 7:30 a.m. – February 22, 2019 4 p.m., Minneapolis
This program provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of low risk neonatal nursing based on the low risk neonatal nursing exam content outline. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success, but will also enhance critical nursing practice.
August 2, 2018 8 a.m. – August 4, 2018 4:30 p.m., St. Paul
HELPING BABIES SURVIVE® COMBINED MASTER TRAINER COURSES
The Michael and Ann Ciresi Midwest Fetal Care Center was featured in Minnesota Parent.