|June 6, 2013
Billings Clinic makes more room for tiniest patients
Billings, MT— Billings Clinic has expanded and remodeled the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to care for more infants born in the Family Birth Center who need special medical care. The expansion of the Level III NICU allows for the care of up to 19 babies.
“Neonatology at Billings Clinic is growing and advancing, and the expanded space allows us to provide greater care to more infants,” said Nadine Seger, MD, Billings Clinic neonatologist, “Having an infant in the NICU is very challenging for families. We are pleased that this expansion also makes it more comfortable for parents to spend time with their baby in a more spacious and private environment.”
To provide for the growing need for services, an additional neonatologist, Fermin Blanco, MD and neonatal nurse practitioner, Tara Haman, NNP, have joined Nadine Seger, MD, and Patrick Sauer, MD, on the NICU team. Additionally, technology has been added to the expanded space including a central monitoring station, new ventilators, and two Giraffe Omnibeds.
In addition to the NICU expansion, plans are underway to construct additional birth suites in the Billings Clinic Family Birth Center.