Level II Intensive Care Nursery (ICN)
If your baby requires a higher level of care due to a premature birth or having a medical complication that involves keen observation and treatment, our Level II Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) has a reputation in the community of providing exceptional care for babies and parents. Our littlest patients have access to state-of-the-art equipment that will be used to help provide them with the best care.
The ICN is staffed around the clock by CHOP neonatologists and specially trained neonatal nurses. Our neonatologists and nurses have extensive experience in caring for the premature, high-risk, or sick newborn and our small nurse to patient ratio allows for superb, individualized care. Our CHOP physicians have a direct link to all resources and specialists that the CHOP network has to offer.
The ICN staff understands how therapeutic skin-to-skin care can be for the healing of both baby and parents, so this will become part of each parent visit as soon as it is possible. It is most important to our staff to engage parents in the care of their baby, this includes providing ongoing education and support as they prepare for taking baby home.
Our ICN nurses are skilled in supporting breastfeeding mothers and lactation services are available on a daily basis. If needed, pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) is available.
Angel Eye Camera System
When a baby requires care in the ICN and parents are unable to be present, Doylestown Health offers the Angel Eye Camera System. The Angel Eye System is a secure, HIPAA compliant, internet-based video solution where a camera is placed at the baby's bedside in the ICN, and a live feed is available for family and loved ones. There is peace of mind knowing they are logging into a secure account from a laptop, tablet or smart phone.
This program was designed to facilitate bonding even when parents, family, and friends are unable to be present in the ICN. Some of our ICN babies remain in the hospital for weeks and parents spend time at home often anxious and concerned about their baby. With the use of Angel Eye, parents are reassured that in their absence the baby is being well cared for.
The cameras enable an opportunity for virtual rounding by the ICN staff, creating continuity in communication with families when they cannot be present during routine care of their baby.
Parents will receive their child's camera login information from the ICN staff. Login information may be shared by the parents to family and friends if they desire. The central account manager will be the parents and they can manage their family and friends' accounts.
This service is made possible through generous contributions to the Doylestown Health Foundation.