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American Family Children’s Hospital expands NICU

Published On: Apr 24 2014 07:13:42 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

An expansion at a Madison hospital will better serve the youngest members of families in the community.

The American Family Children’s Hospital has continued to evolve as a regional referral center for sick kids and babies.

Now, the new floor space allows for infants to get complex surgical and medical care on-site instead of being taken to other hospital intensive care units.

Doctors also plan to better collaborate with community hospitals so children can return there once they’re stable to recover and grow.

“They will refer babies here that need surgery, and once the child is stable, they’ll be referred back to their community hospital NICUs to feed and to grow,” said Jeff Poltawsky, with American Family Children’s Hospital.

The American Family Children’s Hospital has been in its new space for seven years, and in the community since 1920.

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