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.
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.