This $9.2 million fundraising campaign is raising $7.2 million to expand the Center for Neonatal Transitional Care (CNTC) and renovate the lobby and main entrance. $2 million will go toward increasing the endowment.
The Center for Neonatal Transitional Care is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region for children under two. But the current facility cannot accommodate all of the kids who need care.
That's because with medical advances, more premature babies are surviving at younger ages --- often with serious medical conditions. Once they leave the intensive care unit in the hospital where they were born, they need transitional care to grow and gain strength before they can go home.
The endowment supports innovations in patient care and staff education. But more funds are needed to launch new programs.
When construction is completed, the CNTC will serve 600 babies a year, providing for them the latest developments in specialty care and medical technology.
The CNTC will also offer a welcoming environment for families who come to visit their baby and learn how to care for its special needs.
The lobby will become a more child-friendly reception area for patients and families. That, along with the enhanced main entrance, will facilitate the arrivals and departures of ambulances transporting patients.
Construction has been under way since 2010 and is expected to be completed towards the end of 2012.
Hospital volunteers and staff leaders have raised $8,365,000 so far, with $835,000 left to be raised.
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