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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota achieves a higher survival rate than the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) average.

Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic

A common question from parents is whether their child’s development is on track, especially if they have received care in the NICU or have had intensive care for heart disease or other medically complex conditions. The Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic is offered at the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses of Children’s Minnesota. The clinic focuses on evaluating the growth and development of children with complex medical needs, like former NICU patients. At the clinic, 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 clinic 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. Learn more about the Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic at Children’s Minnesota or call us at 651-220-6144.


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