April 23, 2019

Arnerich Massena Employees Tour Randall Children’s Hospital NICU

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center recently invited Arnerich Massena employees to tour their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Arnerich Massena’s Terri Schwartz, managing director of institutional services and business development, has served on the board of the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation for two years and arranged the visit as an opportunity for Arnerich Massena staff to see directly the amazing work this facility is doing, much of it thanks to philanthropic donations from the community.

On April 18, a group of six employees headed over to Legacy Health to see Randall Children’s Hospital, which houses Oregon’s first Level 1 pediatric trauma center and newborn intensive care that ranks in the nation’s top 10 percent. The visitors were treated to a tour highlighting some of the efforts the hospital has made to its state-of-the-art facility to also make the NICU a warm and welcoming place for families. Family interaction is critical for NICU infants to thrive, and the hospital does everything it can to encourage bonding, whether in person or remotely. The design of the NICU space has created areas for the whole family to feel at home, and also provides opportunities for family connection even when family members can’t be present. Special cameras make it possible for parents to see and monitor their babies from afar, special beds allow parents to monitor their baby’s vital signs and play music on their phones for baby, and there are even “scent patches” so that babies can snuggle up to their parents’ scent (or vice versa) when they can’t be together physically.

Perhaps one of the most striking parts of the tour was seeing the entrance to the NICU, which features several walls of success story photos, displaying images of young adults next to photos taken when they were NICU babies. The display vividly illustrates that the NICU’s state-of-the-art care and technology save lives every day. The facility is fortunate to have access to highly specialized equipment and world-class healthcare professionals, and much of it is made possible by the philanthropic work of the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation’s partnerships in the community.

To learn more about the Randall Children’s Hospital, visit: https://www.legacyhealth.org/locations/hospitals/randall-childrens-hospital-at-legacy-emanuel.aspx

To find out more about the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit:

https://www.legacyhealth.org/giving-and-support/the-office-of-philanthropy/randall-childrens-hospital-foundation.aspx