Children’s Miracle Network Program Spotlight: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
It's because of Children's Miracle Network that Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier can offer you a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Christus Health in Shreveport and Bossier has been offering quality care for its patients for years. And thanks to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), they are able to take that care to the next level. It’s because of CMN that Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier can provide a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an intensive care unit that specializes in caring for ill or premature infants. The Regional Level III NICU at Christus Health cares for high-risk patients before, during and even after delivery by the expert staff. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Level III NICUs are able to:
- Provide sustained life support
- Provide comprehensive care for infants born <32 wks gestation and weighing <1500 g.
- Provide comprehensive care for infants born at all gestational ages and birth weights with critical illness.
- Provide prompt and readily available access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical specialists, pediatric anesthesiologists, and pediatric ophthalmologists.
- Provide a full range of respiratory support that may include conventional and/or high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide.
- Perform advanced imaging, with interpretation on an urgent basis, including computed tomography, MRI, and echocardiography.
In addition to these services, through Children's Miracle Network, the NICU at Christus is able to transport babies to their unit from surrounding-area hospitals with a transport team that is available 24/7.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is funded by CMN.
CMN is an organization dedicated to helping children and their families. No child is ever turned away at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Locally, that means no child is ever turned away from Christus Health in Shreveport and Bossier.
Come March 26 and 27, we are going to ask you to open up your heart and your wallet.
We’ve teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network and Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier for The Miracle Makers Radiothon and it is solely For the Kids (#FTK). As a Miracle Maker, your $12 a month will go to the incredible programs like the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and will help babies and their families right here in Shreveport-Bossier. That’s the beauty of CMN. Every dollar raised will stay right here to help those around us.
"Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Our mission: We increase funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.
Our vision: Together we save kids’ lives.
Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that's one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open."
Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetworkHospitals.org. And learn more about the work Christus Health is doing for Shreveport-Bossier.