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