For the very sick child, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens offers its new and modern Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which is backed by the expertise of physicians and residents affiliated or trained at Weill Cornell Medical College. This dedicated unit, the only one of its kind in Queens, enhances the medical center’s ability to care for its sickest patients. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit provides the most advanced equipment, including cutting-edge monitoring equipment and five state-of-the-art intensive care beds. Behind this modern equipment is a soothing environment decorated in a child-friendly motif to provide a friendly and calm environment for children.
For high-risk infants whose care needs cannot be met by a traditional
neonatal unit, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens provides a modern Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit. In this Level III unit – the only one of
its kind in Queens able to treat even the sickest and smallest newborns
– a team of board certified neonatologists, specially trained nurses and
physician assistants care for our tiniest patients.
The unit accommodates 14 infants, with neonatologists on duty 24 hours a day. Rooming-in facilities are available for parents, and staff members provide hospital-to-home transition training for parents of children with continuing medical needs.
We also offer every Friday from 12pm to 1am a Scrapbooking for Preemie Parents Support group. If you would like more information please contact the NICU.
The NICU celebrates annually at their Preemie Reniuon Party how much their babies have thrived over the years. Here are some pictures from the party that was on May 19th, 2011.
Preemie Party 2011