We are proud to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kennestone Hospital. NICU describes the high level of care administered to premature infants or those infants with severe or potentially life-threatening conditions.
Introduced more than 50 years ago, neonatal intensive care provides these infants with better temperature support, higher levels of state-of-the-art technology, isolation from infection risk and specialized care. A typical neonatal intensive care unit provides a staff of neonatologists, neonatal nurses, pediatric hospitalists and a variety of other specialists and equipment ranging from incubators to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to ventilators. Access is limited due to the risk of infection.
All members of the Mt. Elizabeth Academy community contribute to this project through funds generated by tuition, fundraisers, and donations.
Throughout the year we:
- host events and provide meals for families;
- donate items that enhance the care and environment;
- provide gift bags and other items for families.
This project is important to us as we believe in being a supportive part of the community that we live in while supporting the children and families who are struggling or in need.