Kaiser Permanente WLA Debuts New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
May 28, 2015
Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center recently opened its newly redesigned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), offering the utmost privacy and comfort for patients and families, new technology innovations and a fresh, modern design.
Featuring 11 state-of-the art private rooms with one two-bed room for twins; a comfortable sitting/sleeping area in each room for parents; a family waiting room with a television and play area; central cardiac monitoring; and bedside computers in every room, the new NICU offers the maximum privacy, the most advanced technology and a carefully planned design that makes for a soothing and healing care experience.
“This project has been in the works for the last 15 years, so it’s very exciting to see it become a reality,” said Emily Go, department administrator of the NICU at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. “The new design is beneficial for everyone, allowing for better communication and monitoring and a much more spacious and private experience for members and their families.”
The design of the new NICU demonstrates KP West LA’s commitment to innovation. “We are leading the charge in ensuring that the medical facilities and care we offer at KP West LA are nothing short of world class,” said Georgina Garcia, executive director of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles.
“We are excited to see our families embrace the new unit, which was designed to better meet their needs, as well as align with industry best practices.”