St. Thomas Babies Live-Up To "You Ought To Be In Pictures"

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(Left) NICU camera is on baby 24/7; (Right) mom can watch newborn anytime on smart phone

(MURFREESBORO) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce the addition of NICView cameras to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital this week. NICView cameras are a 24/7 webcam streaming service added to the NICU, allowing patients and their families to view their infant through a secure, online portal.

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital President and CEO Gordon Ferguson said, "We are incredibly excited to add video streaming to our NICU, as the cameras will help provide peace of mind to parents and families when they are away from their newbornl. The NICView system will allow families to monitor daily progress and receive notes from our nurses pertaining to the care their babies are receiving."

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital offers a 16-bed Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), providing technology, expertise and timely care, with a neonatologist, an obstetrician and anesthesiologist in-house 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

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The NICView cameras will be made available for newborns in the NICU with parental and provider consent. Each family is given an individual log in, which allows them to view their infant online 24/7 through any web-enabled device from anywhere in the world. NICView camera installation was completed this week.

The addition of NICView cameras to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital was made possible by funding from the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation through the generous supporters.

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ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH

In Tennessee, Ascension's Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.

Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $127 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2018. Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care - including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.

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