Don’t Expect Hospital Upgrades to Improve Family-Centered Care in the NICU

A couple of years ago I was on a work trip in California, and while most of the country was still in the economic doldrums, I noticed quite a bit of new construction taking place. Upon closer inspection I realized that many of these buildings were going to become new hospitals. Hospital executives across the […]

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

Our twins, Reece and Graham, were born 15 weeks premature on Thanksgiving day 2006. Our son did not catch the breaks you need when you’re born that early and after 45 days, we had to say goodbye. Our daughter spent 119 days in the hospital before we finally brought her home. As preemie parents know, […]

Increased Investment in Preemie Outcomes is Throwing Good Money after Good

There’s no denying that prematurity is an epidemic. Across the globe, the rate of preterm birth ranges from 5% to 18% of babies born too soon. Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5. And in almost all countries with reliable data, preterm birth rates are increasing. It’s […]