Infant Care

Infant Care


At The Eisenberg Family Center, more than 4,500 babies are born each year - the highest number of deliveries in Monmouth and Ocean counties and the sixth most in the state. Within the center, the Scire Family Baby Nursery is equipped with the latest technology so that highly trained nurses and other professionals can provide ‘round-the-clock care. The nursery is specially designed to give visitors an opportunity to get their first glimpse of the newborns from an expansive viewing gallery.

Peekaboo: Your Baby Week-by-Week. Support and Education for Expectant and New Parents

The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of infants born too early or too small, or who require special care or surgery. In 1968, Monmouth became the first hospital in New Jersey and the first community hospital in the country to establish a newborn intensive care unit, and today, it is the region’s largest state-designated Level III neonatal intensive care unit. It has one of the highest survival rates among neonatal intensive care units in the country and ranks in the top one-third for survival among such units that participate in Vermont/Oxford Network’s international database for benchmarking.

Preemies Growth and Development - Dr. Susan Hudome

A common question on feeding and growing, and losing weight right after birth. With preemies, it can take a little longer for them to reach their lowest point and a little longer for them to pick up and start to gain weight. Watch more NICU videos.

The Michael’s Feat Family Resource Room provides a “living room away from home” for families with critically ill newborns. This new room has been designed to bring comfort to patients’ families during their stay at the NICU, and is available to families 24 hours a day.


A Synagis Program provides premature infants with injections of Synagis, a monoclonal antibody that is specifically designed to neutralize Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections, which typically necessitate hospitalization for such children. RSV can lead to a serious highly contagious lower respiratory tract disease and is the leading cause of pneumonia and severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory tract infections in at-risk infants.

A Regional Newborn Extension Program for infants who begin their lives in The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit enables them to be screened and evaluated as they grow up. The Regional Newborn Extension Program provides state-of-the-art developmental screening and evaluation services. Infants are monitored at periodic intervals in all areas of growth and development by an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

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