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Summer 2009

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Children’s National Opens New NICU 

Life-saving treatment for the tiniest patients in Maryland

Children's National Medical Center Opens New Operating Rooms, Waiting Area

Dr. Bear's University Hosts Maryland Delegates

Children's IQ Network Connects Pediatricians in Region



Edwin K. Zechman, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jacqueline D. Bowens
Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer

Clare Kelly
Executive Director, Government and External Affairs

Timothy Jones, Editor
Manager, State Government Affairs

Children’s National Opens New NICU

On May 17, 2009, Children’s National Medical Center opened a 54-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the sixth floor of the East Inpatient Tower. The new unit is approximately four times larger than the current space, which admits more than 700 patients annually, of which approximately half are from Maryland.

Read more about the new NICU



Life-saving treatment for the tiniest patients in Maryland

Three years ago, Debbie Harris gave birth to triplet boys: Austin, Barak, and Christian. It took a delicate transport from a community hospital, three surgeries, and a long stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before Barak was able to go home with his brothers and parents.

Debbie went into labor at 32 weeks gestation, and her babies were relatively healthy. After a short stay in a hospital in Montgomery County, the family headed home to Frederick County. A few days later, Debbie noticed Barak wasn’t eating, and on the advice of her pediatrician, she brought him back to the hospital.

Read more about this life-saving treatment


Barak Harris following surgery in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


Barak Harris



Dr. Bear's University Hosts Maryland Delegates

Elected officials and community and business leaders from across the region visited Children’s National Medical Center on April 28 to participate in Dr. Bear’s University, a mini-internship program designed to provide participants with an in-depth behind-the-scenes experience at Children’s National.

Read more about the visit to Dr. Bear's University


Delegate Anne Healey (first from right) was among the regional leaders that attended Dr. Bear’s University on April 28.


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