About the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has about 940 admissions per year. Approximately 80 newborns weigh less than 1,500 grams (approximately 3lbs., 5oz.). To address their medical needs, we provide an array of services including neonatal transport, hyper alimentation (intravenous nutrition), mechanical ventilation, high-frequency oscillation (rapid ventilation up to 900 breaths per minute), body cooling for newborns and inhaled nitric oxide.
The NICU Family Advisory Council is comprised of NICU graduate parents and staff to help the current NICU families, and fundraise and support the NICU at the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital continue to be a leading hospital and provide best possible care.
The NICUSTRONG Committee kicked off this annual walk to represent the strength of families, babies and the strong bond with the hospital team including physicians, nurses and other clinical and administrative team members. The NICUSTRONG Committee is comprised of NICU graduate parents and team members to help current NICU families, and fundraise to support the NICU at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
The annual NICUSTRONG Walk helps fund innovative treatments, cutting-edge equipment to provide exceptional care, much-needed research and supports parent and family needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hackensack Meridian Children's Health at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
- Life-like manikins for vital education purposes;
- Several parent programs;
- Vital research to help predict neonatal respiratory outcomes through the mother's blood in the third trimester
- A family support coordinator - funded in collaboration with March of Dimes - to provide valuable support and resources to families as they adjust to life in the NICU.
To learn more about NICUSTRONG or the Family Advisory Council, contact us.
About Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical pediatric care in more than 30 sub-specialties, all integrated within a state-of–the-art child and family-focused facility. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital is designated by the State of New Jersey as a children’s hospital. It is also one of a select group designated a full institutional member of the Children’s Hospital Association. This designation honors the contributions of a dedicated team of health care professionals, team members and volunteers who have made the children’s hospital a world-class healing environment for children and their families for many years. More significantly, this designation builds on that commitment of care for children that Hackensack University Medical Center has always provided. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital received a Top 50 national ranking in Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital includes the Children’s Cancer Institute and Pediatric Emergency Department and offers the following services, programs and sub-specialties: The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House – a state-designated Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect serving Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties; Adolescent Medicine; Audiology: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (the only one in New Jersey); Cardiology; Community and CPR training; Child Life Services; Center for Pain and Palliative Care; Day Accommodation Suite; Dermatology; Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Genetics: Healthy Futures – Pediatric Weight Management; Hospitalists; Infectious Diseases; Inpatient Care Unites, Institute for Child Development; JUDY Center for Down Syndrome; Molly Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); Nephrology; Neurology; Otolaryngology; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Pediatric Surgery; Pulmonology; Rheumatology; Social Work; and the Steven and Richard Bader Immunological Institute. To learn more, visit https://www.hackensackumc.org/services/pediatrics/.