NICU at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines | Philosophy of Care

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Blank Children's Hospital

Philosophy of Care

The NICU at Blank Children's Hospital believes in a philosophy of care that is family-centered. We recognize the family as a constant participant in the care of each baby as they progress through their stay. We acknowledge the medical benefit of the love that families provide for their baby. We encourage and support families in participating in the daily care of their baby, recognizing the differences in skill each family member brings to the care of their child. Our clinical team, working with families, identify and provide educational support and resources to ensure continual growth and understanding of the health and developmental issues related to their baby.

We are committed to each family and their babies. We strive to provide care that will promote the optimal growth and development of each baby. Throughout your time in the NICU, we encourage and support family involvement and will help facilitate access to community services through a transition to home plan.