Little Miracles Initiative
Investing in our Most Precious Patients
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center believes that everyone in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys deserves access to world-class health care close to home. We also believe that newborns who require extra help at birth to make a healthy start in life deserve every advantage they need to thrive.
We are enthusiastically undertaking a $6.4M initiative to expand and modernize our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to better serve the thousands of new or growing families who rely on us for care each year.
Newborns who arrive prematurely need the highest level of care to continue their healthy development. Preemies who arrive as early as 23 weeks and weigh as little as 1.1 pounds require sophisticated technology and round-the-clock attention from physicians and nurses with highly specialized training.
There is truly no one more in need of our help than these innocent newborns.
With your support, we will expand the size of our existing NICU by 50%, increasing our capacity from 12 incubators to 18, and providing for the modernization of our existing technology. As we grow our physical space, we also plan to offer password-protected web cam access so that authorized friends and family can see their newborn from a remote location. This piece of technology provides tremendous solace for loved ones who can’t travel to the hospital – as well as for parents who gain 24-hour access to their child.
Providence Holy Cross is the only medical center offering a Level III NICU in our area. The few alternatives are many miles away and the distance can be daunting for frightened parents. One of the last things a parent wants to hear is that their newborn has to be transferred to a distant hospital in order to be treated, and that their family will be separated if mom is also recuperating from the delivery. Unfortunately, we are currently at full capacity almost all of the time.
In order to serve the projected demand from our community for the next 5-10 years, this expansion is vital.