SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2007 -- In April 2005 Swedish was selected by the March of Dimes (MOD) as the first site in Washington state to implement an innovative program providing enhanced information and comfort to families of premature and other critically ill newborns. The three-year Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support Program is funded by a $90,000 grant from Premera Blue Cross and a matching $90,000 grant from the March of Dimes.
Since November is Prematurity Awareness Month, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's (P-I) Mary Swift focused her column today's paper on the NICU Family Support Program and one local family who has really benefited from the service.
To read this column on the Seattle P-I Web site, click here.
And for more information about the NICU Family Support Program at Swedish, click here.