Continuously Making Miracles Happen for the Tiniest of Babies
|They are the tiniest of babies, many born premature, weighing only
one to two pounds at birth, and often beset with multiple medical
Thanks to Bronx-Lebanon’s Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit (NICU), now an integral part of the Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, these babies are winning their battles for life.
|Sometimes, it is the little victories that make the difference.
Other times, it is the smallest of patients that create the largest
challenges–that is when the Neonatal ICU team is called into
action. Its 99% survival rate in saving babies that weigh as little as
one pound at birth is among the highest in the nation.
saved thousands of babies throughout the years. There is nothing
more satisfying than knowing that, because of our efforts, they
can live life to the fullest as healthy young adults.” Dr. Jing
Ja Yoon, Director, Neonatology.
|The late Dr. Eli Seifman, a former Bronx-Lebanon board member,
and his wife, Dr. Karen Ann Davis, were instrumental in securing
major philanthropic support for the NICU from the Deborah Elkins
As a result, its nurses station is now named
“The Deborah Elkins Foundation Trust Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit Nurses Station.” Currently, there are 40 beds in the NICU, giving the gift of life to
more than 600 newborns each year.