post acute neonatal care

Post Acute Neonatal Care

Blythedale has a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for infants coming for intensive rehabilitation following Neonatal Intensive Care stays. With a staff of full-time neonatologists overseeing the care our infants, and the addition of neonatal fellows, Blythedale continues to push the boundaries of what post-acute neonatal care can provide to medically fragile infants.

Why Blythedale...

Blythedale has invested in the most modern respiratory support technology including critical care ventilators, portable ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP, bubble CPAP and high flow nasal cannula in order to transition infants as quickly as possible from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • Inpatient
  • Long Term Care

Whether requiring ongoing medical management and rehabilitation due to extreme prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, congenital cardiac disease, pulmonary hypertension, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, short gut syndrome, feeding disorders or other complications occurring in the neonatal period, Blythedale has the clinical experience and technology to care for the complex infant transitioning from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

By providing attending pediatricians in the Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blythedale has committed to a high quality and safe environment for medically fragile infants to achieve their maximum potential. Blythedale’s team of neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologists, and pediatric respiratory therapists work in concert with a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapists to optimize each infant’s function to help them achieve their treatment goals. 

Caregiver training is one of the hallmarks of the Blythedale experience and critical to prepare families to bring a child with compex medical needs home.  Parents are involved in the care of their infant and learn the proper use of medical equipment, how to manage respiratory support devices, and feeding techniques from the day of admission.

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Post Acute Neonatal Care Team

Blythedale’s team of neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologists, and pediatric respiratory therapists work in concert with a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapists to optimize each infant’s function to help them achieve their treatment goals.

Our Littlest Miracles

In the neonatal ICU, infants are rarely moved, due to their delicate medical condition. See what happens when they come to Blythedale and we empower their parents to care for their babies for the first time. 

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If your child can’t go home (from the NICU) and has to go somewhere, you don’t want any other place than Blythedale. 

- Peri Gray-Simon, Parent
Jill Wegener

When a child comes through our doors, we don’t see a child with limiting disabilities, we see a child with endless possibilities and we make it happen. And that’s why Blythedale is different.

- Jill Wegener, Chief Nursing Officer