Chattanooga, Tennessee – Parkridge East Hospital has added 22 NICView web streaming cameras to its level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The cameras help families develop a bond with their infant even when they cannot be in the NICU.
NICView cameras are mounted on every bedside in the Parkridge East NICU, allowing families 24/7 access to a 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encrypted video stream of their babies. Only users who are provided log-in credentials are able to view the streaming video. The password-protected stream is not recorded.
“Installing 22 NICView cameras demonstrates our commitment to providing the utmost in family-centered care,” said Jarrett Millsaps, CEO of Parkridge East. “The arrival of a new baby is a landmark event in the life of a family, and these cameras facilitate bonding during the critical first days, weeks and months of an infant’s life.”
The level III NICU at Parkridge East provides critical care for newborns who need special levels of care after arrival, due to premature birth or complications that arise following delivery.
“NICView cameras provide an additional mode of communication with families whose babies are in the NICU,” said Christina Chadwick, director of the NCU at Parkridge East. “In addition to the live stream, our nurses can add notes about the baby’s progress throughout the day.”
The NICView system is especially beneficial for families who must travel long distances from home to visit their newborn in the NICU. The cameras allow for these families to connect and bond with their child.
All 22 cameras are currently operational at Parkridge East. For more information about the level III NICU and information about labor and delivery services, please visit our maternity care page.