Franciscan St. Francis

SPR 2016

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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3 0 I N S P I R I N G W O M E N S P R I N G 2 016 F r a n c i s c a n S t F r a n c i s . o r g M E D I C A L C E N T R A L Family-centered B ringing a new life into the world is a joyful time for a family. It also, however, can be an anxious time for parents if that infant is born too early or with medical conditions that require immediate specialty care. So, when Franciscan St. Francis Health made plans to redesign the entire Women & Children's Center at its Indianapolis hospital a few years ago, including the only Level III NICU in south-central Indiana, they started by talking to those with firsthand experience. "We created a NICU parent advisory council," said Paula Stanfill, RN, manager of the NICU. "We asked mothers who had had infants in NICU to help design our new patient rooms and discuss processes and visitation policies. care Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for our tiniest patients and those who love them

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