Study finds that transporting fragile infants puts health at risk, even if "across the street"
For many women and families, childbirth marks one of life’s most important milestones. As a result, the quality of care mothers and babies receive in the hospital is critically important—especially when it comes to the most vulnerable newborns. A Leapfrog study states that, "Very-low birth weight infants are more likely to survive and prosper when they are delivered in a hospital that has an experienced NICU on-site or co-located. The transfer of these fragile infants to another hospital, even one across the street, has been shown to put their health at risk."
Watch this short video addressing the challenges that hospital administrators face, and how Onsite Neonatal Partners can help.