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The center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients. The center provides a unique medical home designed to minimize emergency room visits and hospital admissions. Since its inception in 2004, it has helped to decrease babies’ readmission rates from over 30 percent to less than 10 percent, while at the same time improving pulmonary outcomes as assessed by the use of supplemental oxygen, bronchodilators, steroids and diuretics.
The center provides consistent care that is convenient for patients and their families. The entire team serves the baby and family by utilizing evidence-based practice and research to continuously improve care, while creating a physical and therapeutic environment that empowers families to actively participate in the progress of their children. At each visit, babies are seen by a:
In addition to board-certified neonatologists, the BPD team consists of: