Parkridge East Hospital has added 22 NICView web streaming cameras to its level III neonatal intensive care unit.
NICView cameras are mounted on every bedside in the Parkridge East NICU, allowing families around-the-clock access to a 256-bit SSL encrypted video stream of their babies.
Only users who are provided log-in credentials are able to view the streaming video. The password-protected stream is not recorded.
The cameras help families develop a bond with their infant even when they can’t be in the NICU, says Jarrett Millsaps, CEO of Parkridge East. “The arrival of a new baby is a landmark event in the life of a family, and these cameras facilitate bonding during the critical first days, weeks and months of an infant’s life.”
The level III NICU at Parkridge East provides critical care for newborns who need special levels of care after arrival due to premature birth or complications that arise following delivery.
“NICView cameras provide an additional mode of communication with families whose babies are in the NICU,” says Christina Chadwick, director of the NCU at Parkridge East. “In addition to the live stream, our nurses can add notes about the baby’s progress throughout the day.”
The NICView system is especially beneficial for families who must travel long distances from home to visit their newborn in the NICU, Chadwick adds.
All 22 cameras are currently operational at Parkridge East. More at ParkridgeEastHospital.com.
Source: Parkridge East Hospital