Exceptional outcomes in infant care

Choosing where to go for neonatal care is a major decision. You need all the information you can get; and you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

That’s why we share our outcomes with you. In medicine, “outcomes” measure the end results of a treatment. They’re an objective way of gauging how good a hospital is at treating your child’s condition. As you’ll see, the neonatal program outcomes at Children’s Minnesota are excellent.

Our numbers help show you how Children’s is delivering quality care. The categories are ones chosen by the Institute of Medicine as good measures of health care quality.

Micro-preemies grown up

Micro preemies are babies who are born very early and are very tiny. They’re born between week 23 and 29 of pregnancy and often weigh less than 3 pounds. Caring for them can be complicated, but Children’s achieves a higher survival rate than the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) average.

NICU follow-up program

At Children’s Minnesota, we understand that a common question parents of children who have spent time in the NICU have is to know if their child’s development is on track. The NICU follow-up program is offered at Children’s St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses and focuses on evaluating the growth and development of former NICU patients. In the program, each child’s progress is monitored at regular intervals and includes assessments by therapists, neuropsychologists and neonatologists, allowing us to assess how the child is doing and identify any issues early on to ensure that timely referrals can be made. The program is available to children who are at risk and have spent time in a NICU or to children whose providers are concerned about their development. There are no charges for any NICU follow-up program services at Children’s Minnesota. Learn more about the NICU follow-up program at Children’s Minnesota in the NICU Follow-up Program brochure or call us at (651) 220-6144.

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